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What does Kannan mean?

Kannan [kan-nan] as a name for boys is of Japanese origin. Kannan is a variant form of Kannon (Japanese): version of Kuan-yin.


Kannan has 1 variant: Kannen.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Kannanni, Keonan, ..

(female) Kannanna, Kannanne, ..

How popular is Kannan?

Kannan is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#30682 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

The only prominent variation form of Kannan (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 is Kannon (#918 in 2014). This form of Kannan was at the top of its popularity in 2014 (#918). Below is a charted analysis of the statistics of Kannan and affiliated names. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kannon in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kannan is alike in pronunciation to Cannan, Cannon, Canon, Canyon, Conan, Kanon, Keenan, Keenen, Keenon, Kenan, Kennan, Kennon, Kenyon, Kienan and Kienen. Other suggested similar names are Annan, Donnan, Flannan, Gannon, Hanan, Hannan, Janan, Janna, Jannai, Kadan, Kaelan, Kaemon, Kagan, Kahan, Kaidan, Kalan, Kalman, Kana, Kanoa, Karlan, Karman, Kavan, Kaydan, Kayvan, Kentan (see Kenton), Kernan, Landan, Mandan, Shannan, Tannan, Tannen, Tannin and Tannon. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kannan.