Yan

Yan - A very unique male name



  Dec 09,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Yan, meaning he will answer, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1984 on position #2614. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Yan and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Yan? 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 Yan. The baby boy name Yan was given to 5 baby boys in 2012, ranking #4317 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 328,212 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Yan peaked in popularity 23 years ago in 1996 on position 2512.



Famous with this name

Yan Yi-kuan
Tang Yan
Dmitry Yan


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Rating: 4/5 (4 people)


Yan is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Yan is currently topping the baby name charts in Florida at position #1,817 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #1,817.

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 Yan is where you live.


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Yan origin and meaning

Yan is a 3 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means he will answer. To see famous people named Yan, pop culture references for the name Yan and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Yan

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

Yonah / Yohan / Yoni / Yanni / Yona / Yianni / Yuma / Yoneo / Yohann / Yama /

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
20124317
20113445
20083816
20073128
20063402
20052642
20043682
20033476
19962512
19903498
19872903
19862837
19842614

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Florida1817

Even more about Yan


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 Yan 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 male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Yan?

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
1996
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Yan
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 328,212
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1984
2012 births +5

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