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Boy Names Ending with -an

An ending baby names and what they mean, with 532 results. -an names are used more often as masculine names. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity 13 years ago (ADOPTION OF 12.5%) and are almost as common today (ADOPTION 9.6%, 23%), but with names such as Brandan going out of style. The most fashionable boy names among these are Sebastian (#24), Roman (#98), Nolan (#65), Declan (#109) and Rowan (#182), while Tran (TOP 1%) and Millan (2%) are popular -an surnames. Here is the list of -an names for girls.

-an names

Aaran - Alvan | Aman - Athan | Athelstan - Brennan | Brentan - Cajetan | Cajetan - Cian | Ciaran - Cyprian | .. - .. | Wystan - Zoltan

Aaran - Alvan

Arran, Aran, Ahran, Aaran
Forms of Aaron. Stems fr. Hebrew language. "Mountain of strength." Arav is a somewhat common kid's name.

Abran1, Abrahan, Abarran
Var. of Abraham. Based on Hebrew language. "Father of a multitude (of nations)." Unusual. Compare Abarran, Abrahan, Abran and common -an last names Achan (UPPER 78%), Awan (15%).

Var. of Abid. Origin fr. Arabic, Hebrew languages. "God's worshipper; God knows." Abidad and Abidam are creative variations. See also Avidan.

Abrian, Abran2
Forms of Abram. Stems fr. Hebrew element. "High father." Abran and Abrian are not frequently adopted as birth names.

Achidan, var. Avidan, Amidan, Abidan2
Stems fr. Hebrew element. "My brother judged." Amidan and variants are seldom used as boys' names.


Var. of Adam. Derived fr. Hebrew element. "Earth." Gender-neutral name. Adan is a common (UPPER 62%) men's name, and appears often (UPPER 8%) as a surname.

Var. of Aden. Derived fr. Gaelic. "Fire." Adan is frequently occurring (TOP 62%) as a male name, and occurs frequently (TOP 8%) as a last name. Also used for girls.


Derived fr. Arabic language. "Settler." A somewhat offbeat boys' name, Adnan exists more conventionally as a last name.

Adrian and variants

Adrian, var. Haydrian, Hadrian, Edrian, Aydrian, Aydreean, Adryan, Aydrean, Adriaan, Adreeyan, Adreyan, Adreean, Adiran, Adrean
Stems fr. Latin word. "From Hadria." Adrian, Adrean, etc. became less popular in 2016, falling on average -1 ranking as children's names with Adrian falling the most.

Origin fr. Tamil. "Man who commands everything." Outside Top 2000. See also Aslan.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -an names: Adan, Adnan, Adrian, Aedan, Aidan

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -an names: Alan, Allan, Alvan, Aydan

Ahsan, var. Ihsan, Ehsan
Derivative of Arabic language. "Perfection, excellence." Ahsan, Ehsan and Ihsan are barely found as masculine names.

Aidan and variants

Aidan, var. Eidan, Edan, Aydan, Aedan
Origin fr. Gaelic. "Fire." Used frequently as children's names, Aidan, Aydan, etc. are similar to the conventional Athan.

Root fr. Sanskrit word. "Eye." Akshan was not a Top birth name in 2016.

Alan and variants

Alan, var. Allan1, Ailean
Root fr. Old German element. "Precious." Alan and Allan are more familiar as boys' names compared to Ailean.

Alban and variants

Alban, var. Auban, Alvan1
Origin fr. Latin element. "From Alba." Alvan and variants were favored a century ago.

Form of Alden. From Old English. "Old friend." Compare last names Alden (TOP 4%), Aldana (3%). See also Aidan.

Var. of Alexander. Derived fr. Greek. "Man's defender, warrior." Not that common as a boys' name.


Form of Allen. Derived fr. Gaelic, Old German elements. "Precious." Popularly used, with usage of 0.017% for Allan as a children's name in 2016, but lower than 0.021% in 2015. See also Allin.

Altman, var. Elterman, Eltman, Alterman
Source fr. Old German language. "Old man." Rare as boys' names, but Eltman, Altman, etc. are similar to the more conventional Elton.

Form of Alvin. Based on Old English language. "Elf or magical being, friend." Alvan is common as a birth name among the variant forms of Alvin. See also Albyn.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for -an names for boys.

1. Aaran - Alvan
Aaron [Arran, ..], Abraham [Abran, ..], Abid [Abidan], Abram [Abrian, ..], Achidan [Avidan, ..], Adam [Adan], Aden [Adan], Adnan, Adrian [Haydrian, ..], Agilan, Ahsan [Ihsan, ..], Aidan [Eidan, ..], Akshan, Alan [Allan, ..], Alban [Auban, ..], Alden [Aldan], Alexander [Alexan], Allen [Allan], Altman [Elterman, ..], Alvin [Alvan]

Amin [Aman], Amir [Amiran], Andrew [Andrian], Andrian, Annan, Antoine [Antwan, ..], Anthony [Twan, ..], Aodh [Aodhagan], Ardian, Arion [Arian], Erland [Arlan], Arlen [Arlan], Arman, Armand [Arman], Armin [Arman], Arnan, Arran, Ashley [Ashlan], Aslan, Athanasios [Athan]

Athelstan, Ayman, Bancroft [Ban], Banner [Bannerman], Bartholomew [Bartalan], Bastian, Beagan [Beegan], Beaman [Beeman], Beau [Beaudan], Beltran [Bertran], Bertram [Bertran, ..], Benjamin [Benjiman, ..], Bevan [Bivian, ..], Blake [Blakeman], Bogdan [Bohdan, ..], Braden [Braydan, ..], Bram [Bran], Brandon [Brennan, ..], Brendan [Brennan, ..], Brennan [Brenan]

Brent [Brentan], Brenton [Brentan], Brian [Bryan], Brick [Brickman], Brett [Brittan], Brogan [Broggan], Bryan, Buchanan, Bunyan, Byron [Byran], Caden [Caedan, ..], Cadfan, Cadman, Cadogan, Caelan [Calan], Kane [Kahan, ..], Kaden [Kaydan, ..], Cailean, Colin [Colan, ..], Gaetano [Kayetan, ..]

Cajetan [Kajetan], Callan [Cailean], Campion [Campian], Canning [Cannan], Caolan [Kealan, ..], Carmine [Karman, ..], Carollan [Carolan], Carson [Carsan], Caspian, Cassian, Cathan, Cavan [Kavan], Chamberlain [Chambellan], Chan, Chanan [Hanan], Chand [Chandan], Chapman, Cheyenne [Shayan, ..], Christian [Krystian, ..], Cian [Kian, ..]

Ciaran [Kieran], Cillian, Clarence [Claran], Claude [Claudan], Coleman, Colman [Kalman, ..], Conan, Conlan, Corbinian, Corcoran [Korcoran, ..], Corwin [Corwan], Cowan, Coyan, Crispin [Crispian], Cristian [Chrystian], Cronus [Cronan], Cullen [Cullinan, ..], Curran, Kern [Curran], Cyprian

Cipriano [Sipryan, ..], Cyrano [Cyran], Corin [Cyran], Dace [Dacian], Dacey [Dacian], Dadrian, Daylon [Daylan, ..], Dagan, Da- [Dasean, ..], Dale [Dallan], Dallin [Dallan], Dallan [Dalan], Damon [Daman], Damian [Demyan, ..], Daniel [Dan], Dan, Daquan [Dekwan, ..], Darin [Derrian, ..], Dargan [Deegan], Darian [Darrian]

Darion [Darrian, ..], Darrien [Darryan, ..], Darren [Darran], Darshan, Dartagnan, Dathan, Davian [Davyan, ..], Dayton [Daytan], Dean, Deccan, Declan, De- [Desean, ..], Dejuan [Dewuan, ..], Delvin [Delevan, ..], Delmon [Delman], Denman, Deshawn [Desean], Deshan, Destin [Destan], Devon [Devan]

Dillon [Dillan, ..], Doane [Doan], Dolan, Don [Donnan], Donovan [Donavan], Doran [Dorran, ..], Doron [Doran], Isidore [Dorian], Dorian [Dorrian], Dorran [Doran], Dow [Dowan], Dugan [Duggan, ..], Duncan, Dunstan, Durand [Duran], Dustin [Dustan], Dylan [Dyllan, ..], Eachann [Eachan], Eamon [Eaman], Eion [Ean]

Eoin [Ean], John [Sean, ..], Eastman, Eben [Eban], Edan, Eden [Ednan], Edrian, Efrain [Efran], Egan [Eagan], Eilon [Ilan, ..], Eilian [Eilean], Eirian, Elchanan [Elhannan, ..], Elian, Eliron [Eliran], Elkanah [Elkan], Elman, Emmanuel [Man, ..], Emil [Yemelyan, ..], Eoghan

Epifanio [Epifan], Eran, Ermin [Erman], Ernan, Stephen [Stevan, ..], Esteban [Estevan], Ethan [Etan, ..], Euan [Ewan, ..], Eunan, Evan [Van, ..], Evian, Ewan [Euan], Owen [Ewan], Fabian [Faybian, ..], Fagan [Feggan, ..], Faolan [Phelan, ..], Farren [Farran], Favian, Ferdinand [Hernan, ..], Ferran

Fillan [Faolan], Finnegan [Finegan], Finnian [Phinian, ..], Fintan [Fiontan, ..], Flann [Flannan], Flannan, Flavian, Florian [Floryan, ..], Francis [Fran], Frayne [Frean], Freeman [Friedman, ..], Furman [Fuhrman], Gabriel [Gabrian], Galen [Galan, ..], Gahan [Gehan], Galvin [Galvan], Garron [Garran, ..], Garland [Garllan, ..], Garman [Garrman], Garvin [Garvan]

Garvan, Gavan, Gavin [Gawan, ..], Gentian [Jentian, ..], Germain [German], Ghassan, Gian, Giovanni [Jovan, ..], Gillean [Gillian, ..], Gilman [Gillman], Gilzean [Gilian, ..], Girvin [Girvan], Giustino [Giustinian], Gobban, Golding [Goldman], Goodman [Guttman], George [Orjan, ..], Goran, Gordon [Gordan], Gorman

Graziano [Gracian], Gunnar [Gullan], Gulshan, Gyan, Hackman, Hadden [Haddan], Hadrian [Adrian], Hakon [Hakan, ..], Hagen [Haggan, ..], Haven [Hogan, ..], Halden [Halvdan, ..], Hans [Han], Hannan, Harkin [Harkan], Harlan, Harman, Hartman, Hasani [Hasan], Hassan [Hasan], Hayden [Haydan]

Halen [Haylan], Heimdall [Heiman], Aimon [Heman], Herman [Harman], Hernando [Hernan], Hoffman [Hofman], Hogan, Holman, Howland [Howlan], Chaim [Hyman], Hyman, Ian [Ean], Idan, Ieuan [Ifan, ..], Ilan [Elan], Immanuel [Iman], Inman [Innman], Ishaan, Istvan, Ivan [Iwan, ..]

Jacan, Jace [Jacian], Jack [Jackman], Jadrian, Jalen [Jaylan, ..], Jahan [Jehan], Jan, Janus [Janan], Ja- [Jaquan], Jaron [Jeran, ..], Jarman [Jerman], Javan, Jaylen [Jaylan], Jean, Jevon [Jevvan, ..], Je- [Jevan], Jivan, Jonathan [Johnathan], Jorell [Joran], Joren [Jorian, ..]

Jordan [Jourdan, ..], Jovan, Juan [Juwan], Julian [Julyan], Justin [Justinian, ..], Kellen [Kellan, ..], Kaelan [Kalan, ..], Kannon [Kannan], Karl [Karlan], Kaufman, Kavan [Kayvan, ..], Kayvan [Keyvan], Keane [Kean], Keegan [Kegan, ..], Keelan [Kelan, ..], Keenan [Kienan, ..], Kelvin [Kelvan], Kenan [Keenan], Ken [Kennan], Kenton [Kentan]

Kernaghan [Kernohan, ..], Kerry [Kerrigan], Kevin [Kevan], Khanh [Khan], Keon [Kian], Kieran [Kiran, ..], Killian [Killean, ..], Kingman, Kiran [Kyran], Kerwin [Kirwan], Kristian [Kristan], Kyle [Kylan], Laban [Lavan], Lachlan, Lachman, Lakshman, Landon [Landan], Larron [Larran], La- [Lasean], Lathan

Laurean [Laurian], Lehman, Le- [Lesean], Lindeman, Logan, Loman, Loren [Loran], Lorcan, Lowman, Lucan [Lukan, ..], Lucian [Lukyan, ..], Luke [Lucian], Macgowan [Mcgowan, ..], Mandan, Marlon [Marlan], Marshawn [Marsean], Matthew [Mathian], Maximilian [Maxymillian, ..], Mellen [Mellan, ..], Midian

Miles [Milan], Emiliano [Milan], Milan, Mochan, Mohegan [Mohican, ..], Monahan, Morgan [Morrgan], Naaman, Nachman, Naman, Nathan [Natan], Nathaniel [Nathan], Neil [Neilan], Nevin [Nevan], Nevan, Newman [Neuman], Ninian, Nishan, Nissan [Nisan], Nolan [Nollan]

Norman, Octavio [Octavian], Odhran [Oran, ..], Ogden [Ogdan], Oran [Orran], Oren [Oran], Orlando [Orlan], Orman, Orrin [Orran], Osman, Oisin [Ossian], Othman, Pagan, Parker [Parkman], Parthalan [Pathalan], Phelan [Felan], Powhatan, Quillan, Quinlan, Quinn [Quinlan]

Quinton [Quintan, ..], Radwan, Rajan, Ramses [Ramzan], Ramon [Rayman], Redman, Regan [Reagan], Reuben [Reuban], Riordan, Robert [Roban], Robin [Roban], Rodman, Rogan, Rohan [Royan], Roland [Rollan, ..], Roman, Ronan, Roshan, Rooney [Rowan], Rowan [Rohan, ..]

Royden [Roydan], Ruston [Rustan], Ryan [Rian], Ryland [Rylan], Saffron [Saffran], Sagan, Sajan, Salman, Salvio [Salvian], Scanlon [Scanlan], Seaman, Sean, Sebastian [Sabastian, ..], Selig [Seligman], Shaan, Shan, Shanahan, Shannon [Shannan, ..], Shayan, Sheehan

Sheridan [Sherridan, ..], Sherman [Shearman, ..], Silas [Sylvan, ..], Silverman [Silberman], Sloan, Sohan, Solomon [Soloman, ..], Stanley [Stan], Steadman [Stedman], Stefan [Steffan, ..], Steven [Stevan], Stian, Stillman, Strahan [Strachan], Sulayman [Suleyman, ..], Sullivan [Sullevan, ..], Suman, Talon [Tallan], Tanner [Tan], Tannon [Tannan]

Taran, Terron [Teran, ..], Taz [Tazman, ..], Taurus [Taurean], Taylan, Teagan, Teague [Teigan, ..], Tedmund [Tedman], Temani [Teman], Terran, Tevon [Tevan], Tayton [Teytan], Thor [Thorian], Thurston [Thurstan, ..], Thormond [Thurman], Thurman, Tiernan [Tiarnan], Till [Tillman], Tillman [Tilman, ..], Torin [Torrian, ..]

Trevin [Trevian, ..], Tristan [Trystan, ..], Truman [Trueman], Tucker [Tuckerman], Tynan [Tienan], Tyquan, Udayan, Urban, Valentine [Valentinian], Valerian [Valeryan], Van, Vaughn [Vaughan], Vivian [Vyvyan, ..], Wakeman, Wayland [Wylan, ..], Weissman, Whitman, Wylan, Wyman, Winston [Wynstan]

Wystan, Sander [Xan], Xander [Xan], Yeoman [Youman], Yochanan [Yohannan, ..], Yucatan, Zalman [Salman], Zander [Zan], Zelig [Zeligman], Zephaniah [Zephan], Zimran, Zoltan

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