Is glen a Scottish name?
The name Glen/Glenn stems from the Scottish/Irish Gaelic word ‘gleann’. In Scotland, a glen is another name for a valley or meadow. The meaning of the name Glen is ‘from the valley’.
What clan does Glen belong to?
Glen Clan History: Originating from the Glen at Innerleithen, next door to the Royal Hunting Lodge at Traquair, the oldest continually inhabited house in Scotland, Peeblesshire, Sarra de Glen, in common with large numbers of the Scottish nobility, swore allegiance to Edward I of England in 1296.
Is Glenn an Irish name?
The surname Glenn is derived from the Irish name gleann. In the 19th century, Glenn also became common as a given name in English speaking cultures.
What is a glen in the UK?
Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, Gaelic gleann, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, such as Glen near Peebles. English: habitational name from a place in Leicestershire, so named from an Old English word glean ‘glen’, ‘valley’ (from Celtic glinn).