Alan

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See also: alan, ałan, alaŋ, a lán, alán, and ALAN

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈæl.ən/
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  • Rhymes: -ælən

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Breton Alan, name of early Breton saints, of disputed origin and meaning; brought to England by Normans. It may have been the name of a Celtic deity, the brother of Bran, Welsh Alawn, Celtic Alun, ‘harmony’. As an early Irish name, perhaps connected with ail (noble). Compare French Alain.

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Alan (plural Alans)

  1. A male given name from the Celtic languages.
  2. A surname.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin Alānī, from Ancient Greek Ἀλανοί (Alanoí), from Proto-Ossetic *Allānʉ.

Noun[edit]

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Alan (plural Alans or Alani)

  1. (historical) 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.
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Czech[edit]

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Alan m

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Alan

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English Alan.

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Alan m

  1. a male given name from English, equivalent to English Alan

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Slovak[edit]

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Alan m (genitive singular Alana, nominative plural Alanovia, declension pattern of chlap)

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Alan

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Further reading[edit]

  • Alan in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk

Turkish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alan

  1. a male given name