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What does Athan mean?

Athan [ath-an] as a name for boys is of Greek derivation, and the name Athan means "eternal life". Athan is a variant form of Athanasios (Greek).

Associated with: greek, life.


Athan has 1 different relation via Athanasios: Thano.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Athar, Athay, ..

(female) Athal, Athna, ..

How popular is Athan?

Athan is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#64385 out of 150436, Top 43%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name statistics of Athan for boys. Athan entered the list in 2006 and reached its peak position of #1364 in the U.S. in 2012, and is presently at #1556. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Athan name in U.S.

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

Athanasios is the only other prominent variation form of Athan (#1556 from recent data) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Athan was common less than a decade ago (median #1682) and is almost as conventional today.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Athan, Athanasios in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Athan and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Athan is pronounced similarly to Ethan and Ethen. Other recommended names are Aaran, Abran, Achav, Adan, Adham, Adnan, Aedan, Ahab, Ahran, Ahsan, Aidan, Aitan, Akshan, Alan, Alban, Aldan, Allan, Altman, Alvan, Aman, Annan, Antuan, Antwan, Aran, Arian, Arlan, Arman, Arnan, Arran, Ashlan, Aslan, Athens, Athol, Athos, Atlas, Auban, Autha, Aydan, Ayman, Cahan, Cathan, Chan, Dathan, Etan, Gahan, Gehan, Jahan, Jehan, Johan, Kahan, Khan, Lathan, Nathan, Othman, Rohan, Shan, Sohan, Stan and Stian. These names tend to be more commonly used than Athan.