Pronunciation: [A-lan]

Gender: Male

Meaning: Rock

Origin: Gaelic

The meaning of Alan is "fair; handsome; cheerful".

Variant Forms

AlAn Abbreviation Of Names Beginning With Al-MaleEnglish
AlandNoble + landMaleGermanic
AlleyA narrow street or passagewayUnisexEnglish
AllieGreatest. A Variant Of Allah - The Supreme Being In The Muslim Faith.FemaleEnglish

Famous Dogs Named Alan

Alan: Neapolitan Mastiff appeared in Babe 2: Pig in the City in 1998.

Famous People Named Alan

Jaime Escalante was a celebrated Bolivian teacher and one of the most famous educators in America during 1980s and 1990s.

Jack LaLanne was an American chiropractor and nutritional expert often referred to as the “Godfather of Fitness”.

J. B. Kripalani was an Indian political leader who served as the President of Indian National Congress in 1946.

Alannah Myles is a famous singer and lyricist hailing from Canada and is known for her chartbusters songs like ‘Black Velvet’ and ‘Rockinghorse’.

Alanis Morisette is a popular American singer-songwriter of the ‘Jagged Little Pill’ fame.

Alan Young is a popular British-born Canadian actor.

Alan Watts was a famous British philosopher known for his Zen teachings and interpretations of Eastern philosophy.

Alan Vega is the famous American vocalist of the protopunk duo ‘Suicide’, also a world renowned sculptor, photographer and song-writer.

Alan Sugar is a famous British entrepreneur who founded the electronics company Amstrad.

Alan Smith is a reputed English footballer who has played for reputed clubs such as Manchester United and New Castle United.

Alan Sillitoe was an English writer who has penned numerous short stories, screenplays, and poems.

Alan Shearer is a retired English footballer who was regarded as one of the world’s best strikers.

Alan Rickman is a renowned stage actor also known for his film performances.

Alan Perez is a former president of Peru, and a lawyer by profession.

Alan Moore is a legendary comic book writer and graphic novelist.

Alan Lomax was a famous folklorist, archivist, ethnomusicologist, writer, and human rights activist from America.

Alan Ladd was an American actor and TV & movie producer.

Alan King was an American actor and comedian known for his angry humorous rants.

Alan Keyes is known for his contribution towards the Mexico City Policy on anti-abortion, and his presidential run in general elections.

Alan Kay is a pioneering computer scientist.

Alan K. Simpson is an American politician who served from 1979 to 1997 as a United States Senator from Wyoming as a member of the Republican Party.

Alan John Percival Taylor was one of the most highly regarded historians of the 19th and 20th century.

Alan Jay Lerner was a renowned American librettist and lyricist.

Alan Jackson is an American musician, songwriter, and singer.

Alan Hovhaness was a great American composer who mixed Western and Asian genre of music.

Alan Hansen is a Scottish former football player and football and sports analyst.

Alan Greenspan is an influential American economist.

Alan Dundes was a prominent figure in the arena of folklore.

Alan Dershowitz is a famous American lawyer, who has authored many books.

Alan Davies is best known for his stand-up gig, ‘Urban Trauma’.

Alan Cumming is known for his Broadway performances in ‘Cabaret’ and his role in the CBS drama ‘The Good Wife’.

Alan Cranston was a prominent figure in the politics of the US.

Alan Coren was a British humorist and writer.

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