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What does Conn mean?

Conn Pronunciation of Conn [conn] as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Conn is "chief". Also used now as a short form of Connor and non-Irish names beginning with Con-.

Related boy names: Constantine, Conall and Conan.

Associated with: irish, chief (leader).


3 relations via Connor: Conner, Conor and Konnor.

Creative forms:
(male) Cann, Coynn, ..

(female) Cone, Coone, ..

Middle name pairings:
Conn Lee (C.L.), ..

How popular is Conn?

Conn is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#2288 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Conn (unlisted) rated in the Top 2000 are Conan, Conner (#256 last year), Connor (#54), Conor (#477), Constantine (#1700) and Konnor (#851). These forms of Conn were at the top of their popularity a decade ago (adoption of 0.7%) and are somewhat less popular today (adoption 0.48%, down 31.3%). Connor and Konnor are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this list. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Conan, Conner, Connor, Conor, Constantine, Konnor in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Connor, Conor outside U.S.

Similar Names

Conn is alike in pronunciation to Cain, Caine, Con, Cowan, Coyan, Coyne, Kahn, Kain, Kane, Kean, Keen, Ken, Kenn, Keon, Khan, Kian, Quin and Quinn. Other suggested similar names are Benn, Canon, Chan, Chann, Choni, Cian, Cobb, Cobe, Cobi, Cody, Col, Colan, Cole, Colin, Colm, Colt, Como, Conal, Coney, Conlan, Conlen, Conlon, Connal, Connie, Conwy, Cook, Cope, Cor, Cord, Corin, Cork, Cort, Cory, Coty, Coxe, Coy, Coye, Cronan, Deonn, Donn, Dunn, Eann, Fenn, Finn, Gunn, Jonn, Lenn, Lonn, Lynn, Mann, Penn, Ronn, Shonn, Vonn, Winn, Wynn and Zann. These names tend to be more commonly used than Conn.

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