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Popularity
3k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Shan

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Coral
  • #5096 All Time
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How popular is the baby name Shan in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1944 11 6 5
1946 11 11 0
1947 9 9 0
1948 12 12 0
1949 13 13 0
1950 10 10 0
1951 12 12 0
1952 17 10 7
1953 20 12 8
1954 17 8 9
1955 37 23 14
1956 39 24 15
1957 36 23 13
1958 46 31 15
1959 32 18 14
1960 31 16 15
1961 45 27 18
1962 32 16 16
1963 37 21 16
1964 54 28 26
1965 71 31 40
1966 70 29 41
1967 73 31 42
1968 89 30 59
1969 98 25 73
1970 105 45 60
1971 88 24 64
1972 99 36 63
1973 89 27 62
1974 72 24 48
1975 75 24 51
1976 63 17 46
1977 63 15 48
1978 64 14 50
1979 61 13 48
1980 55 12 43
1981 41 9 32
1982 43 13 30
1983 30 7 23
1984 29 8 21
1985 35 5 30
1986 43 11 32
1987 52 8 44
1988 36 6 30
1989 62 9 53
1990 44 5 39
1991 54 6 48
1992 47 8 39
1993 39 0 39
1994 45 7 38
1995 32 0 32
1996 28 0 28
1997 43 6 37
1998 31 0 31
1999 38 7 31
2000 38 0 38
2001 34 5 29
2002 30 0 30
2003 47 7 40
2004 34 0 34
2005 36 5 31
2006 35 0 35
2007 20 0 20
2008 29 0 29
2009 27 0 27
2010 24 0 24
2011 22 0 22
2012 24 0 24
2013 26 0 26
2014 14 0 14
2015 9 0 9

Want to know about the popularity of the Shan baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,977 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 1972 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Shan" is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 8 babies in California have the same name as you in 1972. Across the entire United States a total of only 99 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Shan popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Shan in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess one of the most popular Montana names? Also check out our name lists to see which names are the most popular in each region of the country.

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.

Other Inspirations for the Name Shan

Shan Auto
Shan Biryani Masala
Shan Dude
Shan Masala
Shan Presents
Shan Shan Comes To Eat
Shan State
Shan Yu
Shan Yu Mulan

Alternative Meanings

S is for success, in all you will do.

H is for handy, the helpful you.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Your name in reverse order is "Nahs". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nhas". 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 Aug 24, 1950

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 Bulgaria approximately on 675. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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