Other Origin(s):Cambodian, Chinese, Hebrew, Sanskrit
Meaning:God is gracious; Snow; Shining; Sweet-smelling tree; Moon
Chan is a gender-neutral surname and personal name with diverse origins across the globe. As a Spanish name, Chan comes from the Hebrew Channah, meaning “God is gracious.” As a Chinese name, Chan means “snow,” a title borne by the famous actor and martial artist Jackie Chan. In Sanskrit, Chan means “shining,” while in Cambodian, it means “sweet-smelling tree” or “moon.” Chan has countless roots that spread worldwide, making it a versatile choice brimming with potential for your new arrival. Perhaps baby Chan will feel compelled to draw from the endearments from all of these origins, inspired by faith, nature, and the radiant moon.
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