(variations include Allan, Allen)
Meaning: "of good cheer, harmonious, handsome"
Those of this name have an innate ability to communicate with everyone. They have something of importance to say, and they should work to prevent any inhibition in speech. There is usually an ability to perceive and synthesize group energy, and they can be the key to true group harmony and group effort.
The secondary vowel and its sound-in all variations of this name-deals with the throat chakra, and reinforces those energies and lessons associated with it. Learning to assimilate knowledge and express it uniquely is important. Alans may not always be taken as intelligent as they truly are because they communicate in a light, cheerful manner. The somber, serious attitudes toward knowledge that are prevalent in society tend to cause misjudgments about these individuals, who manifest the lighter aspects of life, knowledge and life circumstances.