Glenn

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English[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Glenn

  1. A surname, variant of Glen.
  2. A male given name, fairly popular in the middle of the 20th century.
    • 1937 Clara Studer, Sky storming Yankee, Stackpole sons, 1937, page 19:
      The Glen was the prettiest place she knew, so pretty she thought she ought to name her first baby after it. With another "n" added "to make it look more like a name", she called him Glenn Hammond Curtiss. The middle name was taken from the town itself, or its first settler, Lazarus Hammond.
      The whimsy of naming her son after a local landmark was typical of Lua Curtiss. Then too a name like Glenn Hammond Curtiss has sweep and resonance, was much less commonplace than Harry or Jim or Charlie; or Frank, like his father.
    • 2003 Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake, Virago (2004), ISBN 1-88408-056-0, page 80:
      Of course Crake wasn't Crake yet, at that time; his name was Glenn. Why did it have two n's instead of the usual spelling? "My dad liked music," was Crake's explanation, once Jimmy got around asking him about it, which had taken a while. "He named me after a dead pianist, some boy genius with two n's."
  3. (rare) A female given name.

Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Glenn

  1. A male given name borrowed from English, popular in the 1970s and the 1980s.

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Glenn

  1. A male given name borrowed from English; popular in the 1960s.