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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. Ian Shoales:

    Sigmund Freud was a half baked Viennese quack. Our literature, culture, and the the films of Woody Allen would be better today if Freud had never written a word.

  2. 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.

  3. Chris Evans:

    Look, Tim Allen is Buzz Lightyear, what Tim Allen did in those movies is so iconic and so loved, and I'd be Chris Evans not to incorporate some of Tim Allen choices into this role. Chris Evans said Tim Allen studied Tim Allen while taking on the role of Buzz Lightyear. ( Valerie Macon).

  4. 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.

  5. Fabrice:

    Asked about his beautiful gold pocket watch, Woody Allen said :"I'm very attached to it, my grandfather sold it to me on his deathbed!"

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