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pinWhat does Fan mean?

Fan /fan/ as a name for girls is of Latin derivation, and the name Fan means "from France". Fan is an alternate form of Fanny (Latin): pet transcription of Frances. Compare last name Fin.


Fan has 22 relations via Fanny, Frances: Fancey, Fancie, Fancy, Fania, Fannee, Fanney, Fanni, Fannia, Fannie, Fanya, Fran, France, Franci, Frania, Franie, Frank, Franka, Franki, Franky, Franni, Franny and Franzi.

Kreatif forms: Fanna, Fanne, Fanno. [more]

pinHow popular is Fan?

Fan is an unusual given name for females but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#5587 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Prominent alternative forms of Fan (unlisted) are Frances (#602 from recent data), Frank, Fran, Fanny and Fannie. These forms of Fan were favored as birth names 134 years ago (average #367) and are now significantly less common (#920, down 87%), with forms such as Frank falling out of style. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Fan and corresponding names. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Fannie, Fanny, Fran, Frances, Frank in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Fanny outside U.S.

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Fan is pronounced similarly to Faun, Faune, Fawn, Fawne, Ffion and Fione. Other recommended similar baby names are Fae, Fay, Jan, Nan, San and Van. These names tend to be more frequently used than Fan.