Shan meaning, boyShan (boy)

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What does Shan mean?

Shan \shan\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Shan) is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Shan is "old, wise".


Shan has 2 variants: Shandon and Shann.

Shan has 1 feminine form: Shanae.


Shan is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#13994 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Shan for boys. Shan has yet to be recorded in the list thus far. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shan name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Shan is pronounced similarly to Chan, Chane, Chann, Sean, Shaan, Shaine, Shane, Shaun, Shawn, Shawnn, Shayan, Shayn, Shayne, Shonn and Sion. Other suggested similar baby names are Khan, Sam, Seann, Shad, Shae, Shai, Shani, Shaq, Shaw, Shay, Shem, Sohan, Stan, Swain, Swayn, Swen and Syon. These names tend to be more frequently used than Shan.