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Boy Names Ending with -dan

Dan ending baby names and what they mean, with 32 results. -dan names are used more often as masculine names. These boy names were at the top of their popularity in 2003 (ADOPTION OF 1.25%) and have become much less common since (ADOPTION 0.43%, 66%), with names like Aidan becoming less fashionable. Zedan (TOP 57%) and Zidan (78%) are popular -dan last names.

-dan names

Abidan - Haddan | Haldan - Sheridan

Abidan - Haddan

Form of Abid. From Arabic, Hebrew words. "God's worshipper; God knows." Rare. Compare Abidan and popular -an surnames Aiman (TOP 71%), Abban (80%). See also Aidan.

Achidan, var. Avidan, Amidan, Abidan2
Origin fr. Hebrew element. "My brother judged." Achican and Achiran are creative variations.


Form of Adam. Root fr. Hebrew language. "Earth." Cross-gender use. Adan is commonly used as a boys' name compared to other forms.

Form of Aden. Source fr. Gaelic. "Fire." A very common children's name (#449 IN 2018), Adan also exists commonly as a last name. Unisex name.

Aidan and variants

Aidan, var. Eidan, Edan1, Aydan, Aedan
Based on Gaelic word. "Fire." Usage of Aidan as a children's name has dwindled since 2003.

Form of Alden. Origin fr. Old English element. "Old friend." Rarely used as a children's name, Aldan is used more frequently as a last name.

Var. of Beau. Derivative of French element. "Handsome; admirer; sweetheart." Unique as a boys' name.

Bogdan and variants

Bogdan, var. Bohdan
Origin fr. Slavic word. "God's gift." Bogdan is unconventional as a children's name.

Braden and variants

Braydan, Bradan
Var. of Braden. Root fr. Irish, Gaelic element. "Descendant of Bradán." Adoption of Bradan and variants was well-received among parents in 2009.


Form of Brandon. From Old English language. "Broom, gorse hill." Brandan is generally used as a children's name compared to other variant forms. See also Braydan.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -dan names: Adan, Aedan, Aidan, Aydan, Bohdan

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -dan names: Brandan, Braydan, Brendan, Dan, Gordan, Kaidan

Brendan and variants

Brendan, var. Breandan
Source fr. Irish, Gaelic, Celtic words. "Prince." Breandan is exclusive as a boys' name among the versions of Brendan.

Caedan, Cadan
Var. of Caden. Root fr. Scottish language. "Son of Cadán." Uncommon as children's names, but Cadan and Caedan are comparable to the more common Caiden.

Kaden and variants

Kaydan, Kaidan, Kadan, Caydan, Caidan
Var. of Kaden. Derivative of Arabic element. "Companion." Caidan, Kadan, etc. are rarely found as male names, and Kadan exists frequently (TOP 88%) as a last name.

Var. of Chand. From Hindi, Sanskrit languages. "Moon, light." Compare surnames Chanda (TOP 26%), Chandran (31%). See also Chanan.

Form of Claude. Based on Latin. "Lame." Claudan is not in the Top 2000.


Origin fr. Hebrew element. "Judge; God is my judge." Adoption of Dan as a birth name in 2018 was down 19.7% compared to a decade ago.

Form of Daniel. Origin fr. Hebrew word. "God is my judge." Dan is familiar as a children's name among the forms of Daniel. See also Danno.

From Scottish, Irish, Gaelic languages. "Fire." Edan is unique as a birth name. See also Edom.


Form of Gordon. From Old English, Gaelic. Possibly a place name meaning hill .. Gordan is an intermittently used masculine name, registering commonly (TOP 8%) as a last name. See also Gorton.

Form of Hadden. Origin fr. Old English. "Hill of heather." Haddan is scarce as a masculine name, appearing often (TOP 45%) as a surname. See also Haydan.

Quick Reference

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

1. Abidan - Haddan
Abid [Abidan], Achidan [Avidan, Amidan, Abidan], Adam [Adan], Aden [Adan], Aidan [Edan, Eidan, Aydan, Aedan], Alden [Aldan], Beau [Beaudan], Bogdan [Bohdan], Braden [Bradan, Braydan], Brandon [Brandan], Brendan [Breandan], Caden [Cadan, Caedan], Kaden [Kadan, Kaydan, Kaidan, Caydan, Caidan], Chand [Chandan], Claude [Claudan], Dan, Daniel [Dan], Edan, Gordon [Gordan], Hadden [Haddan]

Halden [Haldan, Halvdan, Halfdan], Hayden [Haydan], Idan, Jordan [Jourdan], Landon [Landan], Mandan, Mellen [Meldan], Ogden [Ogdan], Riordan, Roland [Roldan], Royden [Roydan], Sheridan [Sheredan, Sherridan]

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