What does Nan mean?
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), Fernanda (#528), Anne (#553), Nancy (#752), Ann (#945), Nannette, Nettie, Nanette, Nannie, Nanci, Nana and Nancie. Adoption of these relations of Nan was at its highest during the years 1880-1889 (adoption of 0.47%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.17%, 64% less), with versions such as Nancy, Ann, Anne, Nanci and Nan becoming somewhat dated. Hannah is more ubiquitous than the rest, although Fernanda seems to be gaining popularity too. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Nan and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)