First name origin & meaning:
Irish: Secluded wooded valley
First name variations: Glenn, Glenard, Glenon, Glean, Gleann, Glennie, Glennis, Glennon, Glenny, Glen
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: habitational name from a place so named in Devon or
from Glendon Hall in Northamptonshire. The first is named from Cornish
glynne ‘valley’ + Old English dūn ‘hill’, while the
Northamptonshire place name is from Old English clǣne
‘clean’ (i.e. clear of weeds) + dūn.
- Irish: reduced and altered form of MacAlinden, an Anglicized form of
Gaelic Mac Giolla Fhionntáin ‘son of a devotee of (Saint)
Fintan’. Compare Lindy.
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