What does Nan mean?
(female) Nane, Nanne, ..
(male) Naan, Nin, ..
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 #357 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Nan are Hannah (#28 in 2015), Fernanda (#559), Anne (#569), Nancy (#820), Ann (#893), Nannette, Nettie, Nanna, Nanny, Nannie, Nancie, Nana, Nanci and Nanette. Usage of these relations of Nan was at its highest during the years 1940-1949 (adoption of 3.2%) and is now much less (adoption 0.6%, 81% less), with versions such as Nanette becoming somewhat dated.