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Conan meaning and name origin

Conan \c(o)-nan\ as a boy's name is pronounced KOH-nan. It is of English, Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Conan is "hound, wolf; high". Anglicized form of Conán (Celtic). The name was also used in Yorkshire from the 12th to the 16th centuries, and in this case, is derived from Conan, Earl of Richmond (12th century), of Breton origin. Name was taken to Ireland some time after the Norman Conquest. In Irish legend, Conán was a member of the Fianna, the band of followers of the legendary hero Finn mac Cumhaill. Saint Conan (seventh century) was an Irish missionary on the Isle of Man. Made famous by Conan the Barbarian, the fictional character from novels and movies in the 1980s. Talk show host Conan O'Brien; author of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Conan has 4 variant forms: Con, Conant, Conn and Connie.

Baby names that sound like Conan are Cannan, Canon and Kenan.

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Popularity of Conan

Conan is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).

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Popularity of name Conan
Popularity of Conan