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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.
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