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When you hear the name Glynn, you may not think of the modern day. Your mind likely wanders to images of the mid-twentieth century. It remains a perfect option to honor a family member. Your child is sure to stand out with this name also, as it is only on the top 12,000 list.

Meaning of the name Glynn:

Welsh: valley
Scottish: a narrow valley

Origin of the name Glynn:

Glynn had an original spelling of Glyn in Wales. This baby name is a title based on a word. “Glyn” was a term in Wales that referenced a “valley.” Some individuals believe Glynn comes from Glen, the Scottish version of Glyn. In Scotland, Glen is another word. “Glen” translates to “a narrow valley” in Scottish.

Symbolism of the name Glynn:

The baby name Glynn has two slightly different definitions, depending on its origins. In Wales, it comes from the name and Word Glyn. “Glyn” translates directly to “valley” in English. In Scotland, Glynn is a form of Glen. “Glen” is another word that means “a narrow valley.”

Style of the name Glynn:


Gender of the name Glynn:

Glynn is an old-fashioned name for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Glynn:


Number of syllables in the name Glynn:


Emotion evoked from the name Glynn:

Glynn feels mature and vintage. It is a simple baby name.

Alternative spellings for the name Glynn:

  • Glenn
  • Glyn
  • Glen 
  • Glinn
  • Glin
  • Gllyn
  • Gllynn

Nicknames for the name Glynn:

  • Gly
  • Lynn 
  • Lynnie
  • Glynnie
  • Glynis

Popularity of the name Glynn:

Glynn was first a top 1,000 name in 1914 at rank 955. It stayed on the Social Security Popularity Index until 1964 at number 939. Glynn is now only a top 12,000 option for boys at rank 11,480.

Related names for the name Glynn:

Great middle names for Glynn and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Glynn:

  • Glynn Lunney (NASA engineer)
  • Glynn Hewitt (tennis star)

Glynns in popular culture:

There are no fictional references to the name Glynn.

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