Vahan name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Vahan

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to 4 people from Armenia and the United States, the name Vahan is of Armenian origin and means "Shield".
  2. According to a user from Luxembourg, the name Vahan means "'Shield' in Armenian".
  3. A user from California, U.S. says the name Vahan is of Armenian origin and means "Shield, but there is also a gun named Vahan".
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  1. Genitive singular form of vaha.

Notable Persons Named Vahan

Notable Persons Named Vahan

Vahan Teryan

Vahan Teryan was a lyric poetry poet. He was most prominent from 1903 to 1911. Vahan was given the name Vahan Sukias Ter-Grigoryan on January 28th, 1885 in Gandzani,. He left this life on January 7th, 1920.

Vahan Tekeyan

Vahan Tekeyan was a writer. Vahan was born on January 21st, 1878 in Constantinople. He died on April 4th, 1945.

Vahan Mamikonian

Vahan Mamikonian is a Marzban of Persian Armenia and Marzban ofPersian Armenia. Vahan was born in Marzpanate Armenia.

Vahan Totovents

Vahan was born in 1893. He passed away on July 18th, 1938.

Vahan Hovhannisyan

Vahan was born on August 16th, 1956 in Yerevan. He died on December 28th, 2014.

Vahan Kurkjian

Vahan Kurkjian was an author, historian, teacher, and community leader. Vahan was born in 1863 in Aleppo. He left this life in 1961.

  • Vahan Papazian
  • Vahan Artsruni
  • Vahan Cardashian

Fun Facts about the name Vahan

  • How Popular is the name Vahan? Vahan is the 29,545th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Vahan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 175 babies born with the first name Vahan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Vahan to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Vahan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Vahan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vahan is Wednesday, February 23rd, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Vahan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vahan was in 1999 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Random Vahan Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Vahan is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Vahan: The name spelled backwards is Nahav. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Vhaan. How do you pronounce that?
  • Vahan name meaning

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