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What does Zan mean?

Zan Pronunciation of Zan [zan] as a name for boys means "man's defender". Zan is a version of Zander (Slavic, Greek): short transcription of Alexander.

Associated with: defender.


Zan has 1 variant: Zann.

1 more related form via Zander: Zandro.

Creative forms:
(male) Zah, Zanc, ..

(female) Zafi, Zaka, ..

Middle name pairings:
Zan Alexavier (Z.A.), ..

How popular is Zan?

Zan is an unusual given name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#80812 out of 150436, Top 54%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only prominent varying form of Zan (not in Top 2000) is Zander (#249 in recent rankings). Other variants, like Zandro, are seldom used. This relation of Zan reached the top of its popularity in the year 2013 (#230) and has remained as common to this day (#249, 9.6% less usage). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Zan and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Zan is alike in pronunciation to Cian, Seann, Swain, Swayn, Swen, Syon, Xan, Zain, Zaine, Zane, Zayne and Zion. Other suggested similar names are Ban, Dan, Ean, Han, Ian, Jan, Man, Tan, Van and Zak. These names tend to be more commonly used than Zan.

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