What does Stan mean?
Stan /stan/ [1 syll.] as a name for boys is of Old English derivation, and the name Stan means "stony meadow". Stan is an alternate spelling of Stanley (Old English): place name. Stane is a common last name.
How popular is Stan?
Stan is a very prominent first name for men (#550 out of 1220, Top 45%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#27085 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Stan for boys. Stan was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its highest position of #483 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
The only other popular related form of Stan is Stanley (#685 the previous year). Variants like Stanly are seldom used. Adoption of these boy names reached its highest during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.7235%) and is now much lower (usage 0.1575%, 78.2% less), with the versions Stanley and Stan becoming less fashionable. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Stan and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Stan▼ is pronounced similarly to Steen, Stein, Sten and Stone▼. Other recommended similar baby names are Etan, Sean▲, Seton, Shan, Stana, Steno and Stian. These names tend to be less commonly used than Stan.