Popularity:1198
Origin:Japanese
Other Origin(s):Chinese
Meaning:Kuan-yin; Compassion
Kannon is a unique boy’s name of Japanese origin. The name is the Japanese form of Kuan-yin, a bodhisattva—or a person who is on the path to enlightenment—of compassion. In the Chinese culture, Kuan-yin is regarded as the protector of both women and children, as well as the patron of sailors. Baby Kannon can take a lot of inspiration from his name’s meaning that can carry him through his entire life.
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