Definitions for alan

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word alan

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. alan(Noun)

    A wolfhound.

  2. Alan(ProperNoun)

    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.

  3. Origin: Celtic name borne by early Breton saints, of disputed origin and meaning; brought to England by Normans. As an early 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’.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Alan(noun)

    a wolfhound

  2. Origin: [OF. alan, alant; cf. Sp. alano.]

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Alan

    The Alan are deformed spirits from the folklore of the Tinguian tribe of the Philippines. They have wings and can fly, and their fingers and toes point backwards. The Alan are said to take drops of menstrual blood, miscarried fetuses, afterbirth, or other reproductive waste and transform them into human children, whom they then raise as their own. They live near springs in extremely fine houses, made of gold and other valuables.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'alan' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2097

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'alan' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1439

Anagrams of alan »

  1. Anal, anal, Lana

Translations for alan

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for alan »


Find a translation for the alan definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these alan definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"alan." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 26 Mar. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for alan? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for alan:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.