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The name Galen is of Greek origin, and means healer.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Galen has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Galen
Use of the Name Galen for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
14,514 7,539 2,614 295 0 0 0
The table below indicates the number of times the name Galen has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Galen first appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 1889, which is the first year shown on the table.  Galen last appeared in either or both of these name lists during 1996, the last year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Galen
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
18899176  
1890    
1891    
1892    
1893    
1894    
18958238  
1896    
1897    
1898    
1899    
1900    
1901    
1902    
1903    
1904    
1905    
190681610  
19079549  
1908    
1909    
191094812  
1911    
191268439  
191372441  
191464761  
191576062  
191668775  
191775369  
191876772  
191969681  
192072381  
192167194  
192269190  
1923593113  
192465198  
1925606109  
1926618103  
1927556123  
1928608102  
1929528122  
1930597103  
1931536118  
1932530121  
1933493129  
1934494136  
1935480140  
1936477139  
1937483139  
1938462157  
1939435170  
1940446169  
1941450170  
1942427206  
1943443203  
1944413211  
1945422200  
1946435212  
1947401295  
1948365342  
1949330430  
1950374329  
1951354373  
1952397302  
1953404294  
1954409307  
1955428292  
1956448283  
1957480263  
1958498244  
1959499247  
1960536219  
1961527226  
1962540215  
1963557200  
1964534215  
1965595163  
1966574174  
1967569174  
1968563182  
1969574187  
1970555213  
1971600191  
1972583185  
1973642154  
1974698139  
1975601182  
1976715137  
1977734135  
1978674154  
1979698151  
1980693157  
1981705150  
1982780126  
1983724142  
1984708151  
1985699159  
1986656184  
1987721160  
1988775148  
1989781161  
1990766176  
1991828154  
1992866148  
1993858152  
1994880151  
1995888152  
1996917143  
Totals:  14,514 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Galen as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Galen appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 90 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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