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  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 Dictionary

  1. Alan(noun)

    a wolfhound

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


  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.

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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 for alan »

  1. Anal, anal, Lana


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alan in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Anonymous:

    Life's like a bubble...pop - Caleb alan Hall

  2. Anonymous:

    Disappear in the wind.. reappear when in need... -Caleb Alan Hall

  3. Scott Gilbert:

    Emotionally, Alan Gross is done, alan Gross said goodbye to Alan Gross family in July. ... Alan Gross has prepared Alan Gross, as Alan Gross has said, to come back to the United States, dead or alive. Time is very short.

  4. Steve Palazzo:

    Alan was not only a fantastic legislator, but a trusted colleague, friend, and shining example of the Mississippi values that we all hold near and dear to our hearts, my prayers go out to Alan's wife Tori, his family, and the staff that he always treated like family. He will be missed greatly.

  5. Professor Edsger Dijkstra, at the ACN South Central Regional Conference, Austin, Texas, 16 to 18 Novemver 1984:

    The fathers of the field had been pretty confusing: John von Neumann speculated about computers and the human brain in analogies sufficiently wild to be worthy of a medieval thinker, and Alan Turing thought about criteria to settle the question of whether machines can think, a question of which we now know that it is about as relevant as the question of whether submarines can swim.

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