What does Nan mean?
Nan /nan/ [1 syll.] as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Nan is "He (God) has favored me". Variant and nickname of Ann.
Nan▼ has 1 more alternative form via Ann: Annie▼.Kreatif forms: Nanne, Nanneo, Nannoa. [more]
How popular is Nan?
Nan is a very prominent first name for females (#1021 out of 4276, Top 24%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#44895 out of 150436, Top 30%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Nan for girls. Nan was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its top rank of #356 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Prominent related forms of Nan are Hannah (#28 in 2014), Annie (#311), Fernanda (#528), Anne (#553), Nancy (#752), Ann (#945), Nannette, Nettie, Nanette, Nannie, Nana, Nanci and Nancie. Usage of these girl names was at its highest during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.5084%) and is now much less (usage 0.2059%, 59.5% less), with versions such as Nancy, Ann, Anne, Nan and Nanci becoming somewhat dated. Hannah (#28) and Fernanda (#528) are two of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns in this list, with Hannah undergoing a rebound in usage. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Nan and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Nan▼ is 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 frequently used than Nan.