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What does Nan mean?

Nan Pronunciation of Nan as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Nan is "He (God) has favored me". Variant and nickname of Ann. Also form of Anne. Also form of Fernanda. Also form of Hannah.



VARIANTS Nana, Nance, Nanci, Nancie, Nancy, Nanella, Nanelle, Nanette, Nania, Nanine, Nanna, Nannette, Nannie, Nanny, Nanon, Nettie, Ninon



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How popular is Nan?

Nan is a very prominent first name for females (#1021 out of 4276, Top 24%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#44895 out of 150436, Top 30%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Nan was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its top rank of #357 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Nan are Hannah (#33 IN 2018), Fernanda (#492), Anne (#599), Nancy (#839), Ann (#983), Nana, Nanci, Nancie, Nanette, Nanna, Nannette, Nannie, Nanny and Nettie. Usage of these relations of Nan was at its highest during the years 1940-1949 (ADOPTION OF 2.6%) and is now much less (ADOPTION 0.4%, 83% LESS), with versions such as Nannette becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nan, Ann, Anne, Fernanda, Hannah in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nana, Nanci, Nancie, Nancy, Nanette in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nanna, Nannette, Nannie, Nanny, Nettie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hannah, Nancy outside U.S.

Similar Names

Nan is pronounced similarly to Nann. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Fan, Jan, Na-, Nani, Nat, San and Van. These names tend to be less frequently used than Nan.

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