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What does Tan mean?

Tan Pronunciation of Tan [tan] as a name for boys is an Old English name, and the meaning of the name Tan is "leather maker". Tan is a variant form of Tanner (Old English).

Associated with: old english, maker (occupational).

Variations

6 different relations via Tanner: Tanier, Tannen, Tanney, Tannie, Tannis and Tannon.

Creative forms:
(male) Tean, Tin, ..

(female) Tain, Tin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tan Keagan (T.K.), ..

How popular is Tan?

Tan is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#1530 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only popular alternative form of Tan (unlisted) is Tanner (#224 from current records). Adoption of this form of Tan was well-received among parents 18 years ago (adoption of 0.2%) and has become significantly less since (adoption 0.1%, 64% less). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tanner in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tanner outside U.S.

Similar Names

Tan is alike in pronunciation to Teun, Thaine, Ton, Toon, Tune, Twain, Twaine, Twan and Twayn. Other recommended names are Ban, Dan, Ean, Han, Ian, Jan, Man, Tab, Tad, Taj, Tal, Tam, Tau, Tay, Taz, Van, Xan and Zan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Tan.

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