There are numerous differing etymologies attributed to the name. The name was first introduced into England by Bretons, who took part in the Norman Invasion in the 11th-century. Alan is also an ancient Breton personal name (hence the modern English name Alan), as well as being a French Norman name. In Breton, Alan is a colloquial term for a fox and may originally have meant “deer,” making it cognate with Old Welsh Alan. There are numerous variations of the name in English. The variants Allan and Allen are generally considered to be derived from the surnames Allan and Allen. Alanus de Rupe was a Roman Catholic theologian noted for his views on prayer. Some writers claim him as a native of Germany, though Cornelius Sneek assures us that he was born in Brittany.
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United States Ranking #568
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New Age Curiosities
Numerological Values: #7
Number 7 individuals are analytical and inquisitive. They have a thirst for knowledge and often make great academics, researchers or scientists. They have a strong sense of independence and tend to do things their own way. Number 7 individuals are believed to be self-reliant and may come across as reserved.
Chakra Number: #7 Crown Chakra "Sahasrara"
Violet is the color of the crown chakra and it is the color of cosmic awareness and cosmic consciousness. It is a unifying color, the color of oneness and spirituality. The energy of this color is very healing and can soothe away pain. Learn more about this powerful spiritual color.
Color meaning: Violet
The color violet relates to the imagination and spirituality. It stimulates the imagination and inspires high ideals. It is an introspective color, allowing us to get in touch with our deeper thoughts. The difference between violet and purple is that violet appears in the visible light spectrum, or rainbow, whereas purple is simply a mix of red and blue. Violet has the highest vibration in the visible spectrum.
Notable People and Personalities
Alanna Heiss (born 1943), Director of AIR, Art International Radio
Alanna Kraus (born 1977), Canadian short track speed skater
Alanna Masterson (born 1988), Puerto Rican-American actress
Alanna Nash, American Journalist And Biographer
Alanna Nobbs, President Of The Society For The Study Of Early Christianity
Alanna Schepartz (born 1962), American Professor And Scientist