What does Shan mean?
Shan has 1 feminine form: Shanae.Creative forms:
(male) Saan, Sheean, ..
(female) Shanne, Shle, .. Middle name pairings:
Shan Odin (S.O.), ..
How popular is Shan?
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)
Shan entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its top rank of #1146 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not listed currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other popular alternative form of Shan is Shandon. Adoption of these forms of Shan reached its highest 5 decades ago.
Shan is pronounced similarly to Chan, Chane, Chann, Channe, Chayan, Chayne, Sean▼, Shaan, Shaine, Shane▼, Shaughn, Shaun▼, Shawn▼, Shawnn, Shayan, Shayn, Shayne▼, Shonn and Sion. Other suggested similar names are Ahsan, Aran, Athan, Eban, Egan, Elan, Eman, Evan, Ewan, Gehan, Gyan, Han, Ian▲, Ilan, Iman, Ivan▲, Jahan, Jan▼, Juan, Kahan, Khan, Kian▲, Man, Oran▼, Roan, Rohan▲, Ryan▼, Saad, Sajan, Sal, Sam▼, Seal, Seann, Shad▼, Shae, Shai, Shanen, Shani, Shaq, Shaul, Shaw, Shay, Shays, Shem, Shep, Shia, Shug, Sohan, Stan▼, Suman, Swain, Swayn, Swen, Syon, Twan and Xan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Shan.See names in meaning and etymology.