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Shan meaning and name origin
Shan \shan\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Shan), is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Shan is "old, wise".
Shan has 2 variant forms: Shandon and Shann.
Shan is also 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.
Popularity of Shan
Shan is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#32859 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Shan name for boys (2012 statistics). Compare Shan with its variant forms and related boy baby names.