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Meaning of Allen

Al•len

Pronunciation: (al'un), [key]
— n.
  1. (“Cecil Power,” “J. Arbuthnot Wilson”), 1848–99, British philosophical writer and novelist.
  2. 1738–89, American soldier in the Revolutionary War: leader of the “Green Mountain Boys” of Vermont.
  3. (John Florence Sullivan), 1894–1956, U.S. comedian.
  4. 1890–1954, U.S. historian and editor.
  5. (Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen), 1905–64, U.S. comedian (partner and wife of George Burns).
  6. 1760–1831, U.S. clergyman: a founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
  7. 1889–1949, U.S. novelist, poet, and biographer.
  8. (Allen Stewart Konigsberg), born 1935, U.S. comedian, author, actor, and filmmaker.
  9. a male given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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