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What does Gahan mean?

Gahan Pronunciation of Gahan [ga-han] as a boys' name. Possibly a Scottish variant of John (Hebrew) "God is gracious". Cartoonist Gahan Wilson.

Associated with: scottish, gracious.


Gahan has 1 variant: Gehan.

25 more alternative forms via John: Ean, Eian, Euan, Evan, Ewan, Gian, Iain, Ian, Ivan, Iwan, Jan, Jean, Jehan, Jian, Johan, Johann, Johnn, Johon, Jovan, Juan, Juwan, Sean, Shane, Shaun and Shawn.

Creative forms:
(male) Garhan, Grahan, ..

(female) Gahani, Gahany, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gahan Axel (G.A.), ..

How popular is Gahan?

Gahan is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#21605 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Gahan (not ranked) are Ean (#977 a year ago), Eian, Euan, Evan (#67), Ewan (#1284), Gian (#1221), Iain, Ian (#76), Ivan (#138), Jan (#1677), Jean (#1190), Johan (#553), Johann (#1292), John (#26), Jovan (#1154), Juan (#114), Juwan, Sean (#211), Shane (#295), Shaun (#769) and Shawn (#352). These relations of Gahan were popular during the years 1880-1889 (median #1591) and are now much less conventional (#923, down 79%). John is more familiar than the rest, although Ean appears to be getting popular too, while versions like Juwan are now less popular. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ean, Eian, Evan, Ewan, Gian in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Iain, Ian, Ivan, Jan, Jean in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Johan, Johann, John, Jovan, Juan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Juwan, Sean, Shane, Shaun, Shawn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Euan, Evan, Ewan, Iain, Ian outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Johan, John, Sean, Shane, Shaun, Shawn outside U.S.

Similar Names

Gahan is alike in pronunciation to Gaine, Gawain, Gawaine, Gawan, Gawayn, Gawayne, Gayne, Guinn, Gun, Gunn, Gwayn, Gwin, Gwinn, Gwyn, Gwynn and Gyan. Other suggested similar names are Athan, Cadan, Cahan, Calan, Cathan, Chan, Dagan, Dalan, Daran, Dathan, Eachan, Eagan, Ethan, Fagan, Gaelan, Gaetan, Galan, Galen, Galin, Garan, Garen, Garin, Garlan, Garon, Garvan, Gavan, Gaven, Gavin, Gavyn, Graham, Hagan, Hakan, Hanan, Hasan, Jacan, Jahan, Jalan, Janan, Jaran, Javan, Kadan, Kagan, Kahan, Kalan, Kavan, Khan, Laban, Lathan, Lavan, Naman, Natan, Nathan, Pagan, Rohan, Sagan, Sajan, Shan, Sohan and Taran. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gahan.