Alan: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Alan

Of Celtic origin, this name means “handsome.” The great news is, even if he doesn’t quite live up to his name’s meaning to everyone else, he’ll always be the most beautiful child in the world to his parents. Awww.

Nicknames:

Al.

Famous people named Alan:

Actors Alan Arkin, Alan Cumming, and Alan Ladd; astronauts Alan Shepard and Alan Bean; guitarist Alan Ashby; composer and pianist Alan Menken.

Fun fact:

The initials of A.A. Milne — creator of Winnie the Pooh — stand for Alan Alexander.

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