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Buchanan meaning and name origin
Buchanan \b(u)-cha-nan\ as a boy's name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Buchanan is "house of the canon". The name was given to people from Buchanan, a place in Scotland.
Similar baby names are Yochanan, Chanan and Shanan.
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Popularity of Buchanan
Buchanan is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#443 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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