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What does Buchanan mean?

Buchanan Pronunciation of Buchanan as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Buchanan is "house of the canon". The name was given to people from Buchanan, a place in Scotland.


ASSOCIATED WITH irish, house, scotland




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How popular is Buchanan?

Buchanan is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#471 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Buchanan has yet to make it into the Top 2000 thus far. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Achidan, Aodhagan, Bartalan, Beagan, Beaman, Beamann (see Beaman), Beavan, Benjaman, Bohdan, Bradan, Brandan, Brann, Breandan, Brenan, Brennan, Bucardo, Bunyan, Burbank, Burchall (see Birchall), Burchard, Chanan, Chandan, Chayan, Cochran, Cullinan, Eachan, Eachann, Elchana, Elchanah, Elchanan, Elhanan, Elhannan, Eunan, Fuhrman, Hanan, Ishaan, Janan, Johanan, Lachlan, Lachman, Lucan, Lucian, Lucjan, Mochan, Nachman, Pathalan (see Parthalan), Powhatan, Scanlan, Shaan, Shanan, Shannan, Shayan, Sullavan (see Sullivan), Yochanan, Yohannan and Yucatan. Like Buchanan, these names are not commonly used.

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