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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 0.56%, 55%), with names like Brendan becoming less fashionable. Adan (#395) is the most contemporarily stylish birth name in this compilation, while 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. Abidan2, Amidan, Avidan
Origin fr. Hebrew element. "My brother judged." Achican and Achiran are creative variations.

Form of Aden. Source fr. Gaelic. "Fire." Adoption of Adan as a children's name in 2015 was down 28.7% compared to the previous decade. Unisex name.

Form of Adam. Root fr. Hebrew language. "Earth." Cross-gender use. Usage of Adan as a boys' name in 2015 was down 28.7% compared to the previous decade.

Aidan and variantsAidan, var. Aedan, Aydan, Edan1, Eidan
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 variantsBogdan, var. Bohdan
Origin fr. Slavic word. "God's gift." Bogdan is unconventional as a children's name.

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

Cadan, Caedan
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 variantsCaidan, Caydan, Kadan, Kaidan, Kaydan
Var. of Kaden. Derivative of Arabic element. "Companion." Caidan, Caydan, Kadan and Kaydan are more uncommon as boys' names among the versions of Kaden.

Var. of Chand. From Hindi, Sanskrit languages. "Moon, light." Chandon is a somewhat common baby name. See also Chanan.

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

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.

Origin fr. Hebrew element. "Judge; God is my judge." Adoption of Dan as a birth name in 2015 was down 39.7% compared to a decade ago.

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

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

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