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Shan (boy)

What does Shan mean?

Shan Pronunciation of Shan as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Shan) is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Shan is "old, wise".


ASSOCIATED WITH gaelic, old, wise


VARIANTS Shandon, Shann




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How popular is Shan?

Shan is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#13994 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Shan entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its top rank of #1146 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not listed currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

The only other popular alternative form of Shan is Shandon. Adoption of these forms of Shan reached its highest 5 decades ago.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shan, Shandon in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Shan is pronounced similarly to Chan, Chane, Chann, Channe, Chayan, Chayne, Sean, Shaan, Shaine, Shane, Shaughn, Shaun, Shawn, Shawnn, Shayan, Shayn, Shayne, Shonn and Sion. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Ahsan, Aran, Athan, Eban, Egan, Elan, Eman, Evan, Ewan, Gehan, Gyan, Han, Ian, Ilan, Iman, Ivan, Jahan, Jan, Juan, Kahan, Khan, Kian, Man, Oran, Roan, Rohan, Ryan, Saad, Sajan, Sal, Sam, Seal, Seann, Shad, Shae, Shai, Shanen, Shani, Shaq, Shaul, Shaw, Shay, Shays, Shem, Shep, Shia, Shug, Sohan, Stan, Suman, Swain, Swayn, Swen, Syon, Twan and Xan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Shan.

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