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Meaning and Name Origin

Kannan \k(an)-nan\ as a name for boys is of Japanese origin. Kannan is a variant of Kannon (Japanese): variant of Kuan-yin, the Buddhist deity of mercy. Atypical as a birth name for males.


Kannan has 1 variant: Kannen.


Kannan is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#83151 out of 88799, Top 94%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Kannan and affiliated names. The only prominent variation form of Kannan (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 is Kannon (#918 in 2014). This boy name is at the top of its popularity presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 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, Kanon, Keenan, Kenan, Kennan, Kennon and Kienan. Another suggested similar baby name is Tannan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kannan.