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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.
Baby names that sound like Shan are Chan, Shawn, Shaun, Shane, Shaan, Shayn and Shani.
Popularity of Shan
Shan is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#32859 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Shan for boys. (2012 statistics) Compare Shan with its variant forms and related boy baby names.