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What does Fan mean?

Fan Pronunciation of Fan as a name for girls is of Latin derivation, and the name Fan means "from France". Fan is an alternate form of Fanny (Latin): contraction of Frances.



RELATIONS VIA FANNY, FRANCES Fancey, Fancie, Fancy, Fania, Fannee, Fanney, Fanni, Fannia, Fannie, Fanya, Fran, France, Franci, Frania, Franie, Frank, Franka, Franki, Franky, Franni, Franny, Franzi



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How popular is Fan?

Fan is an unusual given name for females but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#5587 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Fan reached its highest position of #1850 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fan name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Fan are Frances (#445 FROM RECENT DATA), Fannie, Fanny, Fran, France and Frank. These forms of Fan were favored as birth names 108 years ago (AVERAGE #1044) and are now significantly less common (#1777, DOWN 97%), with forms such as Fanny going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fan, Fannie, Fanny, Fran, France in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Frances, Frank in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Fan is pronounced similarly to Faun, Faune, Fawn, Fawne, Ffion and Fione. Other recommended sound-alike names are Fae, Fay, Jan, Nan, San and Van. These names tend to be more frequently used than Fan.

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