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Meaning and name origin

Nan \nan\ as a girl's name. Variant and nickname of Ann (Hebrew) "grace".


Nan has 17 variant forms: Nana, Nance, Nanci, Nancie, Nancy, Nanella, Nanelle, Nanette, Nania, Nanine, Nanna, Nannette, Nannie, Nanny, Nanon, Nettie and Ninon.

For more information, see also related girl names Fernanda and Hannah.


Nan is a very popular first name for females (#1021 out of 4276, Top 24%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#69751 out of 88799, Top 79%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Nan for girls. Nan reached its highest rank of #356 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nan name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Nan and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Hannah (#28), Fernanda (#528), Nancy (#752), Ann (#945), Nannette, Nettie, Nanette, Nannie, Nanci, Nan, Nana and Nancie. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ann, Fernanda, Hannah, Nan, Nana, Nanci, Nancie, Nancy, Nanette, Nannette in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nannie, Nettie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hannah, Nancy outside U.S.

Similar Names

Nan is also pronounced similarly to Nann. Other suggested similar baby names are Fan, Jan, Na-, Nani, Nanni, Nat, Nena, Nina, Nona, Noni, Nyna, San and Van. These names tend to be less commonly used than Nan.