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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 59 years old.

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    Comments about the name Glenn

    71% Approval Rating
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      5 Positive Comments

  • "I'm a Glenn. I love my name. I can't believe that there are so many self-loathing Glenns in the neutral comments. Because I'm the most self-loathing person you'll ever meet, but not about my name." Nov. 5, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "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

      2 Negative Comments

  • "Most Glenn's in the world are really good looking, but they hold in stuff way too long, such as past events." Jan. 13, 2020: Report as inappropriate

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

      12 Neutral Comments

  • "Good scottish name. Many working sheep herding dogs are named Glenn. Probably a lot named after John Glenn. Better than being called Buzz. Clean, hardworking name. Seems moe blue- collar. strong and clean-living." Dec. 20, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have been Glenn for 74 years and am completely satisfied with my name. The two n's can be problematic but the biggest problem is people not picking up the G. As a result, they might call me Len. My second name is Warren, which I feel works very well with Glenn." Oct. 11, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am Glenn. The Two N's never really were an issue, usually "Glenn, two N's," is sufficient and whoever is opposite of me usually understands completely. Funny thing is though, my last name is Fales, pronounced "Fails" and by the time I was in highschool, jokes about my last name we're boring. My names pretty unique I like it" May. 5, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "People tend to forget the second 'n' in emails so I make sure to drop the last letter of their name in my replies, take that Thoma & Kare. I try to convince every pregnant couple I encounter than Glenn would be an excellent name for their baby; I'm remain hopeful that one day I'll succeed, you can't let 50 years of failure get you down." Jan. 14, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "GLEN here, one N. I'm OK with my name. I was born in 1963 amidst the end of the Mercury Project and the beginning of Gemini. My dad was a communications engineer during the early space programs and I think that I was named after John Glenn, 2 Ns. My dad worked Maj. Glenn's Friendship 7 flight as part of being CAPCOM at the tracking station near Vandenberg AFB. I became a history teacher as a result." Aug. 27, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Glenn someone wrote a post about Glenn being a poor name and one that is a setup for failure. I'm sorry for you. I have been a good tradesmen my whole life. I have traveled the country getting paid to drive or work, I love seeing beautiful country on a companies dime. I have had 2 wonderful women that I had to bury, and now I believe I have found a 3rd that will be wonderful as well. They all like the name Glenn because it isn't unknown, but not to common." May. 5, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "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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