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What does Cadan mean?

Cadan Pronunciation of Cadan [cadan] as a boys' name is of Scottish derivation, and Cadan means "son of Cadán". Cadan is a version of Caden (Scottish): from the Scottish last name McCadden.

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Cadan has 8 variants: Cadon, Cadyn, Caedan, Cayden, Kaden, Kadin, Kadyn and Kaeden.

Creative forms:
(male) Caton, Ciadan, ..

(female) Cadanne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cadan Meyer (C.M.), ..

How popular is Cadan?

Cadan is an unusual first name for males. Cadan is also an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Cadan (not ranked) are Caden (#192 in recent rankings), Cadyn, Cayden (#212), Kaden (#179), Kadin, Kadyn (#1469) and Kaeden (#969). Usage of these forms of Cadan was well-received in the year 2007 (median #619) and is somewhat lower today (#1003, down 43.9%), with the form Kadin becoming less trendy. Cayden is the most fashionable birth name in this compilation. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caden, Cadyn, Cayden, Kaden, Kadin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kadyn, Kaeden in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Cadan is alike in pronunciation to Caidan, Caiden, Caidin, Caidon, Caydan, Caydin, Caydon, Kadan, Kadeen, Kadon, Kaidan, Kaiden, Kaidin, Kaidon, Kaydan, Kayden, Kaydin and Kaydon. Other suggested similar names are Cade, Cadel, Cadfan, Cadman, Cadmo (see Cadmus), Cadoc, Caelan, Cahan, Cahane, Cain, Calan, Camden, Camdin, Cannan, Canon, Caolan, Cardin, Caron, Carsan, Cason, Cathan, Cavan, Chanan, Chayan, Claran, Claudan, Colan, Cowan, Cyran, Dalan, Eaman, Fagan, Gahan, Garan, Gawan, Haddan, Hakan, Haldan, Hanan, Hasan, Idan, Jalan, Janan, Kagan, Kalan, Kavan, Laban, Landan, Lavan, Naman, Natan, Ogdan, Pagan, Radwan, Rajan, Sajan and Taran. Like Cadan, these names are not frequently used.

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