Etymology
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Allen

masc. proper name and surname, variant of Alan (q.v.). In reference to a wrench, key, screw, etc. with a hexagonal socket or head, 1913, from the Allen Manufacturing Company of Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of Allen from WordNet

Allen (n.)
United States comedienne remembered as the confused but imperturbable partner of her husband, George Burns (1906-1964);
Synonyms: Gracie Allen / Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen / Gracie
Allen (n.)
United States filmmaker and comic actor (1935-);
Synonyms: Woody Allen / Allen Stewart Konigsberg
Allen (n.)
a soldier of the American Revolution whose troops helped capture Fort Ticonderoga from the British (1738-1789);
Synonyms: Ethan Allen
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.