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Chan meaning and name origin
Chan \chan\ as a boy's name is pronounced chahn. It is of Chinese and Spanish origin. Nickname for John. Chano and Chayo are similar Spanish short forms for names ending in -ano and -rio. Chan is also a Chinese family name. The Sanskrit name Chan means "shining".
Chan has 2 variant forms: Chano and Chayo.
Baby names that sound like Chan are Chany, Chann, Chane, Cian and Shan.
Popularity of Chan
Chan is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#764 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Chan for boys. (2010 statistics) Compare Chan with its variant forms and related boy baby names.