Nan

Nan - A very unique female name



  Feb 26,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Nan appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #555. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Nan and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Nan? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Nan. The baby girl name Nan was given to 5 baby girls in 1978, ranking #3257 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 268,852 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Nan peaked in popularity 78 years ago in 1939 on position 479.



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Nan is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Nan is currently topping the baby name charts in Texas at position #1,788 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #1,788.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Nan is where you live.


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Nan origin and meaning

Nan is a 3 letter name with 1 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Nan, pop culture references for the name Nan and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Nan

We've found the following names that sound similar to Nan, sorted by popularity.

Naomi / Nina / Nia / Noemi / Nannie / Nona / Nya / Nyah / Neha / Niya /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
19783257
19661642
19651915
19641481
1963947
19621041
1961892
1960788
1959756
1958686
1957691
1956699
1955574
1954636
1953597
1952594
1951531
1950608
1949547
1948578
1947538
1946526
1945569
1944540
1943527
1942501
1941562
1940508
1939479
1938587
1937577
1936559
1935530
1934543
1933551
1932636
1931670
1930615
1929659
1928626
1927720
1926672
1925718
1924767
1923681
1922733
1921723
1920720
1919754
1918764
1917716
1916689
1915737
1914797
1913709
1912674
1911691
1910555

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Texas1788

Even more about Nan


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Nan a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Nan?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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On chart
1939
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Nan
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 268,852
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
1978 births +5

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