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Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Grace

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Nan

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Nan in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Nan:

  • Records indicate that 9,386 girls in the United States have been named Nan since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1947, when 256 people in the U.S. were given the name Nan. Those people are now 73 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      4 Positive Comments

  • "I was named Nancy at birth in 1955. In 1st grade there were 5 of us in one class of 25! By 7th grade I toyed with shortening it to Nan...there was a model in Millie the Model comics by Marvel or DC. Eventually , at 60, with my family dead and no one to answer to about it, I told my friends to call me Nan. My SS and banking remain, but I found it freeing and joyful! I no longer get mixed up on Facebook or have banks send money to the wrong person with a common last name, also." Jan. 19, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name because it is different. Most people I have met with this name are actually named Nancy or Nannette. People always ask me what it's short for but it's not a nickname. It's my name." Jun. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "People usually thinks it is a shorten form of Nanny or Nancy and I have to tell them it is actually Nan (a three letter word). I do not know of many people her in Barbados with this name. People tend to like it because it is not a common name here." Jul. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name. It is very uncommon here in Barbados. Most people think it is an abbreviation for names such as Nancy, Nanny. I was named after my Dad's neice and Nan was her nickname. I definitely love this name because it is so uncommon and easy to pronounce." Nov. 24, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "My name is Nan. I have to ALWAYS explain it isn't a nickname. I've had people INSIST I have to have a "real" name." Sep. 30, 2016: Report as inappropriate

      3 Neutral Comments

  • "Which came first, the prbloem or the solution? Luckily it doesn't matter." Mar. 14, 2013: Report as inappropriate

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  • "I appcrieate you taking to time to contribute That's very helpful." Dec. 26, 2012: Report as inappropriate

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