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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.

There is 1 feminine form of Shan: Shanae.


Shan is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#32859 out of 88799, Top 37%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Shan for boys. Shan has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (2014 statistics).

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 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. These names tend to be more commonly used than Shan.