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Alan

Origin: Azerbaijan
gender-male
Region Origin: Western Asia

The name Alan is a masculine given name in the English language, with various meanings and origins. In Celtic Baby Names, the meaning of the name Alan is associated with harmony, stone, or nobility, as well as being fair and handsome. The name was originally a saint's name, reintroduced to Britain during the Norman Conquest, and remained popular throughout the Middle Ages before being revived in the 19th century. Another possible origin of the name Alan is derived from the Alans, an Iranian people who lived north of the Caucasus Mountains in what is today Russia, known to Classical writers in the 1st century BC. In English Baby Names, the meaning of the name Alan is primarily "fair" and "handsome," with famous bearers such as U.S. actor Alan Alda. The name has also been in use in various forms across different cultures and languages, including Scottish Gaelic (Ailean), Spanish (Alano, Alán), Welsh (Alun), Indonesian (Alan), and Romanian (Alin, Alina). The name Alan has been used as early as the 6th century and has maintained popularity over the centuries, with alternative spellings such as Allen, Allan, Allyn, Alen, Alyn, and others.

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