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Glen

Glencoe

Glen, Glenn (m) Both forms of this name are used in
Scotland, in almost equal numbers. It is a modern
Christian name, and, in spite of its appearance, not par-
ticularly Scottish. There is evidence to suggest that it was first used in Canada, where it is still more popular than in other English-speaking countries. Scottish settlers in Canada may have used it first, in conscious allusion to Scottish glens, or it may have derived from the surname, which in turn derives from a placename. The actor Glenn Ford was born in Canada, though in his case Glenn replaced his real Christian name, Gwyllyn. Glyn is actually the Welsh equivalent of Glen.

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