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Popularity
3k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Shan

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Coral
  • #5021 All Time
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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
19441165
194611110
1947990
194812120
194913130
195010100
195112120
195218108
195320128
19541789
1955372314
1956392415
1957362313
1958463115
1959321814
1960311615
1961452718
1962321616
1963372116
1964542826
1965713140
1966702941
1967733142
1968893059
1969982573
19701054560
1971882464
1972993663
1973892762
1974722448
1975752451
1976631746
1977631548
1978641450
1979611348
1980551243
198141932
1982431330
198330723
198429821
198535530
1986431132
198752844
198836630
198962953
199044539
199154648
199247839
199339039
199445738
199532032
199628028
199743637
199831031
199938731
200038038
200134529
200230030
200347740
200434034
200536531
200635035
200720020
200829029
200927027
201024024
201122022
201224024
201326026
201414014

Want to know about the populiarty of Shan? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,969 babies born with the name Shan in the United States. That's more than enough Shans to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1944 when it was given to 11 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Shan" was in 1969 with a total of 73 babies.

According to the 1987 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Shan" is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 8 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1987. Across the entire United States a total of only 52 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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The map shows the relative popularity of the name Shan in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the gulf coast area? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Shan" mean? The list below shows the origins of Shan as well as things modernly associated with the name Shan such as celebrities named Shan.

Chinese

Origin and Meaning of Shan

The name "Shan" is of Chinese origin, and it means "Coral". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Alternative Meanings

S is for superb, a great attitude about life.

H is for honor, your most valuable possession.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

N is for nice, need I say more?

Your name in reverse order is "Nahs". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nash". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Shan born Jul 18, 1957

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-West approximately on 1775. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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