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What does Kannon mean?

Kannon Pronunciation of Kannon as a boys' name is pronounced KAN-en. It is of Japanese origin. Variant of Kuan-yin, the Buddhist deity of mercy. Kannan (Sanskrit) is a variant of Krishna.


ASSOCIATED WITH mercy (gracious)


VARIANTS Kannan, Kannen



Kannon Mordechai (K.M.), ..

How popular is Kannon?

Kannon is an uncommon given name for males but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#81100 out of 150436, Top 54%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Kannon entered the list in 2002 and reached its peak position of #790 in the U.S. in 2016. (2016 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kannon outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Krishna (#1970 FROM RECENT DATA) is the only other prominent variation form of Kannon (#790) rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Kannon are at the top of their popularity today. Kannon has been the most popular choice.

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

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

Similar Names

Kannon is alike in pronunciation to Cannan, Cannon, Canon, Canyon, Kanon, Keenan, Keenen, Keenon, Kenan, Kennan, Kennon, Kenyon, Kienan and Kienen. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Brannon, Channon, Danno, Danon, Danton, Gannon, Hannan, Hanno, Hanson, Janson, Kadon, Kaemon, Kaidon, Kamdon, Kamron, Kano, Kanoa, Karson, Kason, Kaydon, Kendon, Kenton, Konnor, Landon, Mannton (see Manton), Manton, Randon, Sanson, Shannon, Tannan, Tannen, Tannin, Tannon, Tanson, Tanton and Yanno. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kannon.