Of Gaelic origin.

It was used as a surname in Scotland, deriving from the Gaelic word “gleann”, meaning valley.

Feminine form of the name is Glenn and Glenna.

Famous male bearers are: Glenn Miller, Glenn Frey, Glenn Maxwell, Glenn Howerton, Glenn Ford, Glenn Quinn, Glenn Strömberg, Glenn Tipton, Glenn Hetrick.

Famous female bearer is American actor Glenn Close.

Musician, songwriter, actor and producer Glenn Frey was a founding member of the “Eagles” band.

As a member of the band, Frey won five Grammy Awards, and after the “Eagles” breakup he embarked a successful solo career.