First name origins & meanings:

  1. Irish: Secluded wooded valley
  2. Irish: Secluded wooded valley

First name variations: Glenn, Glenna, Glena, Glenda, Glyn, Glynn, Glynnis, Glynis, Glenetta, Glenne, Glenn, Glenard, Glenon, Glendon, Glean, Gleann, Glennie, Glennis, Glennon, Glenny

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, Gaelic gleann, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, such as Glen near Peebles.
  2. English: habitational name from a place in Leicestershire, so named from an Old English word glean ‘glen’, ‘valley’ (from Celtic glinn).
  3. Jewish (Ashkenazic): presumably an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish names.
  4. A Scottish family of this name settled among the Dutch at Beverwijck in New Netherland in the 17th century and later became prominent in Schenectady.

This name appears in the following lists: Country Stars, Mountains and Valleys, Stars and Planets

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