Meaning:Of Kuan-yin; Great compassion
Kannon is a masculine name of Japanese origin. Though this name shares some English roots, it's likely it's a form of Kuan-yin. Kuan-yin was a bodhisattva of great compassion and with your teaching, baby could become a compassionate individual in life, too.

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