US Popularity:19909
Other Origin(s):Arabic, British, Welsh
Meaning:God is gracious; High status, splendor, noble, admirable, praiseworthy
Shan is a gender-neutral baby name with Arabic and Hebrew origins. Derived from the Welsh name Siân and the English name Jane, you’ll find Shan is actually connected to the Hebrew name John, meaning “God is gracious.” While this name is perfect for baby growing up in a religious home, its Arabic association will also be admired with the variant Zeshan, meaning “high status,” “splendor,” “noble,” “admirable,” or “praiseworthy.” Whether baby is grows up to be a leader of their community or needs a little reminder of their faith from time to time, a name like Shan will not lead baby astray.

Shan Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Shan is currently #3304 on The Bump
Boy:Shan is currently #1832 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Shan is currently #2253 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Shan is currently #19909 in U.S. births
Boy:Shan is currently #9559 in U.S. births

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  • Quranic Names, Shan

  • Name Doctor, Shan (1)

  • Name Doctor, Shan

  • Behind the Name, Shan, January 2022

  • Behind the Name, Siân, January 2022

  • Behind the Name, Jane, January 2022

  • Behind the Name, John, December 2022

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