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What does Chan mean?


Name:
Chan
Pronunciation:
\chan\
Gender:
boy
Meaning:
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Origin:
Spanish
Relate Names:
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Popularity

Chan is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#764 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

Introduction

Chan \chan\ as a boy's name is pronounced chahn. It is of Chinese and Spanish origin. Nickname for John. Chano and Chayo are similar Spanish short forms for names ending in -ano and -rio. Chan is also a Chinese family name. The Sanskrit name Chan means "shining". Chan has 2 variant forms: Chano and Chayo. Baby names that sound like Chan are Chany, Chann, Chane, Cian and Shan.