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Etymology 1Edit

Celtic name borne by early Breton saints, of disputed origin and meaning; brought to England by Normans. As an early Irish name, perhaps connected with ail, ‘noble’. It may have been the name of a Celtic deity, the brother of Bran, Welsh Alawn, Celtic Alun, ‘harmony’. Compare French Alain.

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Alan (plural Alans)

  1. A male given name
    • 1951 translation by Nevill Coghill of: 13?? Geoffrey Chaucer: Canterbury Tales: The Reeve's Tale:
      He grabbed at Alan by his Adam's apple,
      And Alan grabbed him back in furious grapple
      And clenched his fist and bashed him on the nose.
    • 1910 P. G. Wodehouse, The Man Upstairs, and Other Stories, BiblioBazaar, LLC 2008, ISBN 0554330679, page 24:
      I could pose as an artist all right; so I took the studio. Also the name of Alan Beverley. My own is Bill Bates. I had often wondered what it would feel like to be called by some name like Alan Beverley or Cyril Trevelyan.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Latin Alānī, from Ancient Greek Ἀλανοί (Alanoí).

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Alan (plural Alans or Alani)

  1. (historical) A member of a group of Sarmatian tribes, nomadic pastoralists of the 1st millennium AD who spoke an Eastern Iranian language derived from Scytho-Sarmatian and which in turn evolved into modern Ossetian.
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Alan m

  1. A male given name, cognate to Alan.

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English Alan.

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Alan m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Alan

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Alan m (genitive Alana, nominative plural Alanovia) declension pattern chlap

  1. A male given name.

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  • Alan in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

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Proper nounEdit

Alan

  1. A male given name