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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Allen

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

A few facts about the boy's name Allen:

  • Records indicate that 262,072 boys in the United States have been named Allen since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1951, when 5,159 people in the U.S. were given the name Allen. Those people are now 69 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Allen

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      3 Positive Comments

  • "It's my name and I love it. Letters go well and I've always felt it makes more sense to spell the name with and A and E than the other way, Alan." Jan. 12, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm pretty set on naming my first boy Allen i don't know why but i really love it." Feb. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "A lot of people write it as Allan or Alan. Some people even think it's pronounced "Ellen". I haven't experienced any negatives with my name. It's sort of cool because I hardly ever run across anyone with the same name." Dec. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "I hate the name Allen! It is stupid and has no meaning!" Dec. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      3 Neutral Comments

  • "I love my name it is just my favorite name. I LOVE MY NAME ALLEN!" Feb. 20, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Allen & I like it because it is a little different. the only thing that gets annoying is that every time I meet someone we have to go over the spelling of it." Apr. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boy is named Allen he is so cute it fun to be with an Allen" Apr. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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