Allan

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See also: allan and állán

Translingual[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Allan

  1. A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist Harry Howard Barton Allan (1882-1957).

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English[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Allan

  1. A male given name from the Celtic languages, a less common spelling of Alan.
    • 1866, William 'Wilkie' Collins: Armadale. Kissinger Publishing 2004. →ISBN page 288:
      "If I had been a man," she said, "I should so like to have been called Allan!"
      "Call me by my name, if you really like it," he whispered persuasively. "Call me 'Allan', for once - just to try."
  2. A surname, from given names derived from the given name, more often spelled Allen.
  3. A town in Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Allan, Alan, probably of Old Breton or Irish origin.

Proper noun[edit]

Allan

  1. A male given name from the Celtic languages.

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:Allan.


Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Allan in the 19th century.

Proper noun[edit]

Allan

  1. A male given name.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Popular in Denmark in the 1960s and the 1970s.

References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 23 452 males with the given name Allan have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1960s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Allan in the 20th century.

Proper noun[edit]

Allan

  1. A male given name.

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Alan, ultimately from Brythonic.

Proper noun[edit]

Allan m

  1. A male given name

Usage notes[edit]

Patronymics

  • son of Allan: Allansson
  • daughter of Allan: Allansdóttir

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Allan
Accusative Allan
Dative Allani
Genitive Allans

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Allan at the end of the 19th century.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑlːɑn/, [ˈɑlːɑn]
  • Rhymes: -ɑlːɑn
  • Syllabification: Al‧lan

Proper noun[edit]

Allan

  1. A male given name.
    • 2006 Allan Mutka, Rippipuku, Tammi, →ISBN, page 96:
      ―Päivää, mä olen Altsu, tai toi Allan on se oikea nimi.
      ―Sehän on mukava miehen nimi, vähän harvinaisempikin, rouva säteili.
      Meinasin sanoa että joo, mustalaismannet suosivat, mutta jätin kuitenkin sanomatta.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Allan (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Allan Allanit
genitive Allanin Allanien
partitive Allania Allaneja
illative Allaniin Allaneihin
singular plural
nominative Allan Allanit
accusative nom. Allan Allanit
gen. Allanin
genitive Allanin Allanien
partitive Allania Allaneja
inessive Allanissa Allaneissa
elative Allanista Allaneista
illative Allaniin Allaneihin
adessive Allanilla Allaneilla
ablative Allanilta Allaneilta
allative Allanille Allaneille
essive Allanina Allaneina
translative Allaniksi Allaneiksi
instructive Allanein
abessive Allanitta Allaneitta
comitative Allaneineen
Possessive forms of Allan (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person Allanini Allanimme
2nd person Allanisi Allaninne
3rd person Allaninsa

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Allan in the 19th centruy.

Proper noun[edit]

Allan c (genitive Allans)

  1. A male given name.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Popular in Sweden from the 1910s to the 1930s.