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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ayan

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Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from Turkey says the name Ayan means "Luck".
  • A submission from United Arab Emirates says the name Ayan means "Time" and is of Arabic origin.
  • A submission from Minnesota, United States says the name Ayan means "Gift of god" and is of Arabic origin.
  • A user from Minnesota, United States says the name Ayan means "Day".
  • A user from Illinois, United States says the name Ayan is of African origin and means "Bright".

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International Interest
  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Ayan

Ayan Mukerji is a film director. He has had major accomplishments since 2005. Ayan was given the name Ayan Mukherjee by his parent Deb Mukherjee on August 15th, 1983 in Kolkata.


Ayan Qureshi is a none. Ayan was born on February 24th, 2009 in Lahore.


Ayan was born in 1988 in Somalia.


Ayan Sadakov is a soccer player for the PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv, C.F. Os Belenenses, PFC Botev Plovdiv, and Bulgaria national football team. Ayan was born on September 26th, 1961 in Plovdiv. Ayan is also known as Аян Фякoв Садъков.


Ayan Panja is a physician, presenter, and doctor. Ayan was born Ayan Panja in 1973 in Rochford, Essex, England.


Ayan was born on August 13th, 1997 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ayan

Wael Ayan is a soccer player for the Free agent, Al-Ittihad SC Aleppo, Al-Faisaly FC (Harmah), Najran SC, Al-Ittihad Kalba SC, and Syria national football team. Wael was born on June 13th, 1985 in Aleppo.


Irem Ayan is a hockey player. They have been prominent since 2005. Irem was born on November 7th, 1987 in Istanbul.


Ece was born on February 20th, 1998.


How popular is the baby name Ayan in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1975 5 0 5
1984 5 5 0
1988 5 0 5
1990 10 5 5
1991 6 0 6
1992 8 8 0
1993 17 12 5
1994 11 11 0
1995 15 15 0
1996 32 24 8
1997 22 17 5
1998 25 19 6
1999 38 26 12
2000 45 31 14
2001 42 24 18
2002 62 30 32
2003 49 27 22
2004 58 21 37
2005 64 29 35
2006 100 22 78
2007 129 25 104
2008 120 27 93
2009 154 26 128
2010 180 35 145
2011 169 20 149
2012 150 32 118
2013 208 34 174
2014 236 29 207
2015 224 20 204
2016 211 35 176
2017 267 33 234
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Ayan

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Ayan as a first name

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Popularity of Ayan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ayan U.S.
  White 61.58% 64.26%
  African American 2.96% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 6.40% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.42% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 23.65% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ayan

People with the last name Ayan are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Ayan

  • How Popular is the name Ayan? Ayan is the 5,625th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ayan was the 90,853rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ayan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,667 babies born with the first name Ayan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ayan to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ayan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ayan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ayan is Sunday, June 14th, 1896.
  • What year had the most people named Ayan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ayan was in 2017 with a total of 234 babies.
  • Random Ayan Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ayan is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Ayan: Your name in reverse order is Naya. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yana. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ayan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 203 people with the last name Ayan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ayan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ayan as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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