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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Barack Obama:

    Michelle and I were saddened to learn of the passing of Representative Alan Nunnelee, a proud son of Tupelo, Alan never wavered in his determination to serve the men and women who placed their trust in him, even as he bravely battled the illness that ultimately took his life. As a Sunday School teacher and a deacon at his church, Alan believed deeply in the power of faith and the strength of American families.

  5. Alan Stephenson:

    We told Alan Stephenson 11-year-old son that this was a moment in Alan Stephenson 11-year-old son life that would later show up in Alan Stephenson 11-year-old son children's history books, that Alan Stephenson 11-year-old son children would one day be shocked to learn that Americans discriminated against same-sex couples, and that Alan Stephenson 11-year-old son could tell them Alan Stephenson 11-year-old son remembered the exact day that marriage equality was made the law of the land, alan Stephenson 11-year-old son responded in typical 11-year old style :' Cool.'.

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