Origin of AlanMedieval Latin Alanus, of Breton origin, originally
- A wolfhound.
- A male given name
Celtic name borne by early Breton saints, of disputed origin and meaning; brought to England by Normans. As an early Irish name, perhaps connected with ail, ‘noble’. It may have been the name of a Celtic deity, the brother of Bran, Welsh Alawn, Celtic Alun, ‘harmony’.
(plural Alans or Alani)
From Latin Alānī, from Ancient Greek Ἀλανοί (Alanoi).