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What does Cathan mean?

Cathan Pronunciation of Cathan [cathan] as a boys' name is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Cathan is "battle". From cath. May have originated as a pet form of a longer name. See also cath.

Related boy name: Callan.

Associated with: gaelic, battle (war).


5 alternative forms via Kane: Cahan, Cahane, Cain, Kahan and Kahane.

1 feminine form: Callan.

Creative forms:
(male) Cathni, ..

(female) Cathli, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cathan Stetson (C.S.), ..

How popular is Cathan?

Cathan is an uncommon first name for men and also a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Cathan (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Kane (#430 from recent data), Callan (#687) and Cain (#743). These relations of Cathan were at the apex of their popularity in 2015 (median #620). Kane has been the top favorite, though Cain has become popular as well over time. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cain, Callan, Kane in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Callan, Kane outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Athan, Cadan, Caden, Cadfan, Cadman, Cadon, Cadyn, Caedan, Caelan, Caetano, Caidan, Caiden, Caidin, Caidon, Calan, Cannan, Caolan, Carman, Carsan, Cathal, Catlin, Cavan, Caydan, Cayden, Caydin, Caydon, Chan, Cotten, Cotton, Dathan, Eachan, Ethan, Gahan, Jahan, Latham, Lathan, Lathen, Mathian, Natan, Nathan, Nathen and Nathon. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cathan.

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