Definitions for alan

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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.

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. Graham Moore:

    Alan's own treatment by history had been so unfair.

  2. Van Hollen:

    As soon as we crossed into U.S. airspace, Alan grave a big hurrah and put his hands up.

  3. Barack Obama:

    We've been in conversations about how we can get Alan Gross home for quite some time, we continue to be concerned about him.

  4. Ryan Taylor:

    We are really sweating on the scan and we are hoping it's not bad news because Manager Alan Pardew does not deserve any more bad news.

  5. Louis Freeh:

    In my opinion, the totality of the evidence found during the investigation refutes the allegations made against Professor Alan Dershowitz.

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