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What does Kagan mean?

Kagan Pronunciation of Kagan [ka-gan] as a boys' name. The meaning of the name Kagan is "small flame; ardent". Kagan is an alternate form of Keegan (Irish, Gaelic): historian John Keegan.

Associated with: small (little), flame.


Kagan has 3 variants: Keagan, Keeghan and Kegan.

3 more relations via Keegan: Kagen, Keagen and Keegen.

Creative forms:
(male) Kaghan, Kangan, ..

(female) Katen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kagan Rodolfo (K.R.), ..

How popular is Kagan?

Kagan is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#10152 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Kagan (outside Top 2000) are Keagan (#797 last year), Keagen, Keegan (#272) and Kegan. Other variants, like Keeghan, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Kagan reached its peak in the year 2008 (adoption of 0.12%) and is somewhat less today (adoption 0.09%, 29%). Keegan is the most fashionable boy name here. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Keagan, Keagen, Keegan, Kegan in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kagan and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aaran, Beagan, Cadan, Cahan, Calan, Cavan, Dagan, Dalan, Daman, Daran, Dargan, Dugan, Eagan, Eaman, Egan, Fagan, Gahan, Garan, Gavan, Hagan, Haggan, Hakan, Hasan, Hogan, Jacan, Jahan, Jalan, Janan, Jaran, Javan, Kadan, Kadar, Kaden, Kadin, Kadon, Kadyn, Kaelan, Kahan, Kahn, Kaidan, Kain, Kairn, Kalan, Kalani, Kalin, Kalman, Kana, Kanon, Karam, Karlan, Karman, Kason, Kavan, Kawai, Kaydan, Kayvan, Kealan, Kean, Kelan, Kevan, Khan, Kian, Kiean, Kiran, Kylan, Laban, Lavan, Naman, Natan, Pagan, Rajan, Regan, Rogan, Sagan and Teagan. Like Kagan, these names are not commonly used.

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