What does Conan mean?
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.
(male) Cinan, Coan, ..
(female) Cona, Conanne, ..
How popular is Conan?
Conan is an unusual first name for males but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#82344 out of 150436, Top 55%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name history of Conan for boys. Conan was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its top rank of #1271 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the statistics of Conan and associated names. Connie and Con are the popular variation forms of Conan ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Conan reached the height of their popularity in the 1900s (median #1526), but now, the form Connie has gone out of style.
Conan is pronounced similarly to Cannan, Cannon▲, Canon, Canyon, Kannan, Kanon, Keenan, Kenan, Kennan and Kienan. Other recommended names are Adnan, Annan, Arnan, Boban, Cadan, Cahan, Calan, Caolan, Cavan, Chan, Chanan, Cian, Colan, Colin, Colyn, Conal, Conall, Coney, Conlan, Conlen, Conlin, Conlon, Connal, Conor, Conrad▼, Conway, Conwy, Coren, Corin, Corwan, Cowal, Cowan, Coyan, Cronan, Cyran, Doan, Dolan, Donnan, Dowan, Ednan, Ernan, Eunan, Finan, Fionan, Goran, Hanan, Hogan, Janan, Johan▲, Joran, Jovan, Logan▲, Loman, Loran, Nolan▲, Roan, Roban, Rogan, Rohan▲, Roman▲, Ronan▲, Rowan▲, Royan, Sohan and Tynan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Conan.