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Meaning and name origin

Fan \fan\ as a girl's name means "from France" and is a variant of Fanny (Latin): pet form of Frances, very popular in the 18th and 19th centuries.


Popularity

Fan is not a popular first name for females but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#9705 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Fan and its source forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Fanny and Frances. (2014 statistics).


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

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


Similar Names

Fan is also pronounced similarly to Faun, Faune, Fawn and Fawne. Other suggested similar baby names are Fae, Faina, Fania, Fanni, Fanya, Fauna, Fawna, Fay, Fina, Fran, Jan, Nan, San and Van. These names tend to be more commonly used than Fan.

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