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Origin: Celtic
Meaning: Valley

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Glenn

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Glenn in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Glenn:

  • Records indicate that 245,836 boys in the United States have been named Glenn since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1962, when 7,351 people in the U.S. were given the name Glenn. Those people are now 57 years old.

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    Comments about the name Glenn

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      4 Positive Comments

  • "I love the name Glenn its old english for "of the valley" I was born in 1965 so i guess John Glen might have something to do with all the Glenn names back then. yes sometimes people leave off an n." Mar. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Wow!!! You've had a rough going in life, Mr 12/21/2008. I doubt it has anything to do with your name. I'm also a Glenn and can tell you I've not suffered or been miserable as you have. Your Pop seems like a real Gem. Don't blame the name, blame him and please for your own sake...get some therapy. You're awfully angry." Jul. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name of a guy I very much admired in high school...I'm sorry the other commenters don't like it. In my mind (besides the memories) it is a superb it's Celtic, which always brings to my mind wild glorious mythologies." Mar. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "people always forget the last "n". Those people are cretans." May. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "this is the name of a guy that I fell madly in love with :]" May. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      6 Neutral Comments

  • "I work with someone called Glenn and all he ever talks about is the calories in his tesco coconut curries, he does my head in. Please dont call your kids glenn kill this name off as soon as possible." May. 12, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Glenn is a fine name and now is a bit unusual. It's earthy and unpretentious. As a single syllable it pairs well with a double syllable first or middle name. The 'gl' consonant blend is pronounced well by some and bit more challenging for some others. Glen and Glenn reference a place that is likely idyllic. So it relates a person to a place, which is less abstract than some names. This can be poetic. I'm defensive about the nn. Nothing wrong with the one n spelling, but I send people extra n letters (assuming they've run out) when they misspell my name which has two of them. 😀" Sep. 20, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm Glenn and I've survived 64 years. Since there are so few of us, that in a crowded room, someone yells "is Glenn here"? Good bet their asking for me. Doesn't happen if your Tom, John, Bob, etc." Oct. 29, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "Glenn is a very admirable name, my boyfriends name is Glenn and he is amazing, he is a firefighter and as you know they always have to have backup, hence the two nn's on his name, so he has backup, his mother probably knew that when he was going to be born and named him that for the same reason, he is the most wonderful man I have ever met in my life, and yes he is "of the Glenn" if you get my drift, I think I will keep him another week or so." Aug. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ho-hum. Glenn here, with two 'n's. I despise my name. If I was a Catholic, I would believe my name has its origins somewhere in purgatory. I have found the meaning of my name to be 'little valley.' I believe that this has somehow cursed my life and I now reside in the 'Valley of the Shadow of Death.' For all of you abusive parents out there, if you so choose to name your child 'Glenn,' albeit with one 'n' or two (it doesn't matter much), you will be banishing your child to a life of ho-hum boredom and misery. There is nothing you can do with a name like, 'Glenn.' If the best dressing you can give it is two 'n's, that's not much. My dad... the insensitive, uncaring person that he was/is... his name is 'Glenn,' too. No wonder- he didn't want to be the only one. This is a generational curse. One would think that my father, after suffering with this name for 26 years, would have learned. Instead, he passed it on to me. Nice guy." Dec. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I get fed up with people spelling it with one "n" or calling my Glynn. I'm 36 and wouldn't pick this name." Jul. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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