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Definitions for Allen
ˈæl ənallen

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Allen.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Allen, Gracie Allen, Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen, Gracienoun

    United States comedienne remembered as the confused but imperturbable partner of her husband, George Burns (1906-1964)

  2. Allen, Woody Allen, Allen Stewart Konigsbergnoun

    United States filmmaker and comic actor (1935-)

  3. Allen, Ethan Allennoun

    a soldier of the American Revolution whose troops helped capture Fort Ticonderoga from the British (1738-1789)


  1. Allennoun

    derived from the given name Alan.

  2. Allennoun

    An English and Scottish surname derived from the given name Alan.

  3. Allennoun

    A male given name from the Celtic languages, a variant of Alan; in modern use often transferred from the surname.


  1. allen

    The term "Allen" primarily refers to a personal first name or family surname that is popular in English-speaking countries. It is derived from an old Gaelic name that means 'little rock' or 'harmony.' Additionally, "Allen" is also used in reference to an 'Allen Wrench' or 'Allen Key,' a tool used to drive bolts and screws with hexagonal sockets. The exact definition depends on the context in which the term "Allen" is used.


  1. Allen

    Allen is a city in Collin County, Texas, United States, a northern suburb of Dallas. As of the 2010 census the city had a total population of 84,246.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ALLEN

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Allen is ranked #33 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Allen surname appeared 482,607 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 164 would have the surname Allen.

    67.5% or 326,194 total occurrences were White.
    26.1% or 126,298 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 11,920 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.3% or 11,486 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 4,150 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 2,606 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Allen in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Allen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Allen in a Sentence

  1. Dick Allen:

    Jet Magazine May 3, 1982: Dick "Richie" Allen, who is serving as a Texas Rangers batting instructor, revealing why his sights are set higher than the Hall Of Fame: "The Hall Of Fame? I ain't interested in the Hall Of Fame. Heaven, that's what I'm aiming for. You don't need any votes to get into heaven.

  2. Frank Agostino:

    By making Allen Weisselberg a beneficiary and a dispenser of the illegal loot they put Allen Weisselberg in as a co-conspirator. If they have Allen Weisselberg doing it by Allen Weisselberg, Allen Weisselberg's not as good as a witness if they're all serving the master.

  3. Marine Gen. John Allen:

    Over-the-horizon targeting implies that you have eyes on the target, you've got some form of boots on the ground or intelligence development capability that's on the ground, Allen said in a Middle East Institute discussion Sept. 16. We have none, we've basically given it up.

  4. Miley Cyrus:

    From the way I saw Woody Allen with Woody Allen family, I never saw Woody Allen be anything but an incredible person and a really great dad, people might slam me for saying that. I ’m sure it was a hard time for that family. My family has been through hard things, and I think everyone’s suffering is different.

  5. Charles L. Allen:

    There comes a time into almost every life a dark night and it is so easy to feel that is the end, that it will always be dark. Through faith we know that after the dark comes the sunrise. Charles L. Allen

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