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Boy Name: Shan

Name: Shan
Pronunciation: \shan\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Shan's also a girl name)
Meaning: old, wise
Origin: Gaelic
Sounds Like: Chan, Shawn, Shaun, Shane, Shaan, Shayn, Shani
Variant forms: Shandon, Shann
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 32859


Shan \shan\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Shan), is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Shan is "old, wise".

Shan has 2 variant forms: Shandon and Shann.

Baby names that sound like Shan are Chan, Shawn, Shaun, Shane, Shaan, Shayn and Shani.


Shan is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#32859 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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