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What does Fan mean?

Fan \fan\ as a name for girls is of Latin derivation, and the name Fan means "from France". Fan is a form of Fanny (Latin): pet form of Frances. Rarely used as a name for children.


Fan has 49 related variations via Fanny, Frances: Fanceen, Fancey, Fanchette, Fancie, Fancy, Fanechka, Fania, Fannee, Fanney, Fanni, Fannia, Fannie, Fantine, Fanya, Fran, France, Francee, Franceline, Francene, Francesca, Francess, Francetta, Francette, Francey, Franchesca, Franci, Francia, Francie, Francine, Francisca, Franciska, Francoise, Francyne, Frania, Franie, Frank, Franka, Franki, Frankie, Franky, Franni, Frannie, Franny, Fransabella, Fransabelle, Franzetta, Franzi, Franziska and Fronia.


Fan is an unusual given name for females but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#9705 out of 88799, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Fan and corresponding names. Prominent alternative forms of Fan (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 are Francesca (#426 last year), Frances (#602), Frank, Frankie, Francisca, Fronia, Francine, Fran, Fannie and Fanny. This girl name reached the apex of its popularity during 1880-1889 and is now significantly less popular, with forms such as Francisca, Frank, Francine, Fannie and Fanny falling out of style. Francesca (#426) is the most fashionable baby name among these. There is a rekindling in baby name popularity for this name. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Fannie, Fanny, Fran, Frances, Francesca, Francine, Francisca, Frank, Frankie, Fronia in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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