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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Awan

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  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Awan is of Persian origin and means "A collective of the Persian/Urdu word "Aun" which is a title given to a chief conveyer of the tribe. When Persian tribe chiefs moved to the Punjab region of Pakistan, one of the Aun that moved in was Baba Qutab Shah Sani. His ancestors hold the tribe name Awan. Normally used as a first name (hence title)".

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Borrowing from Hebrew אָוֶן

  1. (religion) The daughter of Adam and Eve in the Book of Jubilees.
    married her brother Cain.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Awan

Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi was a poetry and urdu literature urdu poet, journalist, writer, and urdu poetry. Ahmad was given the name Ahmad Shah Awan on November 20th, 1916 in Anga, Punjab. He passed away on July 10th, 2006.


Babar was given the name Zaheer-ud-din Babar Awan on January 27th, 1958 in Rawalpindi. Babar is also known as ظہيرالدين بابر اعوان (Urdu).


Firdous Ashiq Awan is a Federal Minister for National Regulations, Services, Federal Minister of Population Welfare, Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan, FederalMinisterfor National Regulations, FederalMinisterof Population Welfare, Member of theNational Assembly of Paki. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2011 to 2012. Firdous was born on January 11th, 1970.


Paul Malong Awan is a Governor of Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Governor ofNorthern Bahr el Ghazal.


Malik was born in Chakwal.


Sher Shah Awan is a military person.


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Popularity of Awan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Awan U.S.
  White 6.35% 64.26%
  African American 2.57% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 82.47% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.43% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.01% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.18% 16.26%

Of Last Name Awan

People with the last name Awan are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Awan

  • How Popular is the name Awan? Awan is the 55,714th most popular name of all time. As a last name Awan was the 17,290th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Awan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 29 babies born with the first name Awan in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Awan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1996 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Awan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Awan is Saturday, September 23rd, 1899.
  • What year had the most people named Awan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Awan was in 2000 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Awan: Your name in reverse order is Nawa. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nawa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Awan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,637 people with the last name Awan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Awan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Awan as their last name since less than 1 person in 182k 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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