Other Origin(s):Chinese
Meaning:From France; Free man; Fence hedge
Fan is a feminine name with origins from around the world. As a Latin name, Fan began as a nickname for Francis but makes a nice stand-alone title. Inheriting the meanings “from France” and “free man,” Fan may honor baby’s ancestry or celebrate their freedom and individuality. As a Chinese name, Fan is the Mandarin and Cantonese form of a surname born by one of the seven clans of the Shang dynasty, meaning “fence hedge.” No matter which origin appeals to you, short and sweet Fan is a charming choice.
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