Nan name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Nan mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Nan

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Massachusetts, U.S. says the name Nan means "Grace".
  2. According to a user from Indiana, U.S., the name Nan is of Hebrew origin and means "Grandmother".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
interjection Nan

Etymology: For anan

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Leavened bread baked in a clay oven in India; usually shaped like a teardrop
  2. A river of western Thailand flowing southward to join the Ping River to form the Chao Phraya
  3. The mother of your father or mother
  4. Your grandmother

Possibly derived from a Celtic language.

  1. (Britain) Affectionate name for a grandmother.

See at naan.

  1. Alternative spelling of naan

    nan was also found in the following language(s): Acehnese, Franco-Provençal, French, Haitian Creole, Japanese, Kurdish, Lojban, Lower Sorbian, Mandarin, Scottish Gaelic, Upper Sorbian, Wolof, and Zazaki

    Notable Persons Named Nan

    Notable Persons Named Nan

    Nan Goldin

    Nan Goldin is an artist in the field of photography. Nan was born on September 12th, 1953 in Washington, D.C.

    Nan Britton

    Nan Britton was a secretary. Nan was born on November 9th, 1896 in Marion, Ohio, U.S. She passed away on March 21st, 1991.

    Nan Martin

    Nan Martin was an actress. Her career lasted from 1955 to 2005. Nan was born on July 15th, 1927 in Decatur, Illinois, U.S. She breathed her last breath on March 4th, 2010.

    Nan Hayworth

    Nan was given the name Nan Alison Sutter on December 14th, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    Nan Zhang

    Nan was born on March 1st, 1990 in Beijing.

    Nan Vernon

    Nan Vernon is an alternative rock singing. She plays Lead vocalist and Guitar. She was most prominent from 1990 to 1990. Nan was given the name Nancy Claire Vernon on October 7th, 1967.

    • Nan Wood Graham
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    • Nan Talese
    • Nan Aron
    • Nan Song
    • Nan Wynn
    • Nan Sima
    • Nan Rich
    • Nan Grogan Orrock
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    • Nan Wood Honeyman
    • Nan Hoover
    • Nan Achnas
    • Nan Halperin
    • Nan Marriott-Watson

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Nan

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Nan

    Yu Nan

    She was most prominent from 1990 to present. Yu was born on September 5th, 1978 in Dalian.

    Huai-Chin Nan

    Huai-Chin was born on March 3rd, 1917. He breathed his last breath on September 29th, 2012.

    Sun nan

    Sun nan is a mandopop writer. He plays Vocals. Sun was born on February 18th, 1969.

    Wei Nan

    Wei was born Wei Nan on January 8th, 1990.

    Wang Nan

    Wang Nan is a table tennis player. Wang was born on October 23rd, 1978 in Fushun.

    Deng Nan

    Deng Nan is a politician.


    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Nan U.S.
      White 26.78% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 67.14% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.72% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 1.42% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Nan

    People with the last name Nan are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

    Entire United States

    Fun Facts about the name Nan

  1. How Popular is the name Nan? Nan is the 2,541st most popular name of all time. As a last name Nan was the 30,277th most popular name in 2010.
  2. How many people with the first name Nan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,267 babies born with the first name Nan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nan to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Nan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 16 new born babies.
  4. When was Nan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nan is Tuesday, July 26th, 1870.
  5. What year had the most people named Nan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nan was in 1947 with a total of 255 babies.
  6. Random Nan Factoid: According to the 1932 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nan is not a popular baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name in 1932.
  7. Weird things about the name Nan: The name spelled backwards is Nan. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Nan. How do you pronounce that?
  8. How many people have the last name Nan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 773 people with the last name Nan.
  9. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Nan as their last name since less than 1 person in 385k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  10. Nan name meaning

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