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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Annan

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  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Annan is of Celtic origin and means ""From the brook"".

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Annan

Kofi Annan is a Secretary-General of the United Nations, United Nations, and Arab League Envoy to Syria. Kofi was born on April 8th, 1938 in Kumasi.


Anthony Annan is a soccer player for the Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi, S.C. Adelaide, Sekondi Hasaacas F.C., Accra Hearts of Oak SC, IK Start, Stabæk Fotball, Rosenborg BK, FC Schalke 04, Vitesse Arnhem, CA Osasuna, TSV 1860 München, and Ghana national football team. Anthony was born on July 21st, 1986 in Accra.


Christian Annan is a soccer player for the Kitchee SC, Eastern Sports Club, Tai Po FC, Hong Kong national under-23 football team, and Hong Kong national football team. Christian was born on May 3rd, 1978 in Accra, Ghana.


Alyson was born on June 12th, 1973 in Wentworthville, New South Wales, Australia.


Thomas was born in 1829. He left this life in 1887.


Daniel Francis Annan was a judge. His career lasted from 1993 to 2001. Daniel was born on November 7th, 1928 in Accra, Ghana. He died on July 16th, 2006.


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Popularity of Annan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Annan U.S.
  White 45.43% 64.26%
  African American 50.54% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.57% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.47% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Annan

People with the last name Annan are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Annan

  • How Popular is the name Annan? Annan is the 57,542nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Annan was the 24,572nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Annan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 26 babies born with the first name Annan in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Annan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2001 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Annan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Annan is Saturday, July 11th, 1903.
  • What year had the most people named Annan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Annan was in 2003 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Annan: Your name in reverse order is Nanna. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nnnaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Annan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,017 people with the last name Annan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Annan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Annan as their last name since less than 1 person in 294k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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