First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ercan

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  • A user from Turkey says the name Ercan is of Turkish origin and means "Er from Turkish means person, man or soldier Can from Persian means life, soul".

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  1. A male given name which means "brave, the brave one, strong".
  2. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Ercan

Ercan Bayrak is a basketball player for the Fenerbahçe Men's Basketball in the Turkish Basketball Super League and Euroleague. He has been prominent since 2015. Ercan was born on July 9th, 1997 in İstanbul, Turkey.


Ercan was born on February 12th, 1959. Ercan is also known as Era and Erasmuss.


Ercan was born in 1988 in Sungurbeyli, Gümüşhane, Turkey.


Ercan was born in 1940 in Istanbul. He left this life on September 20th, 2013.


Ercandize is a german hip hop musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to present. Ercandize was given the name Ercan Kocer on April 12th, 1978.


Ercan Yazgan is an actor and comedian. Ercan was born in 1946.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ercan

Abdullah Ercan is a soccer player for the İstanbul Güngörenspor, Trabzonspor, Fenerbahçe S.K. (football), Galatasaray S.K. (football), İstanbulspor A.Ş., and Turkey national under-21 football team. Abdullah was born on December 8th, 1971 in Istanbul, Turkey.


Şeyma was born on July 5th, 1994 in Ankara, Turkey.


Aytaç Ercan is a basketball player for the Beşiktaş Wheelchair Basketball Team and Beşiktaş JK (wheelchair basketball) in the Turkish Wheelchair Basketball Super League. His most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to present. Aytaç was born on December 21st, 1976 in Istanbul, Turkey.


Hilmi Can Ercan is a sports team member for the Vefa S.K.


Amet Ercan is an athlete for the Ethnikos Alexandroupoli F.C.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ercan U.S.
  White 90.35% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.26% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ercan

People with the last name Ercan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Ercan

  • How Popular is the name Ercan? As a last name Ercan was the 145,220th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Ercan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Ercan is Wednesday, December 30th, 1953.
  • How unique is the name Ercan? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Ercan. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Ercan: Your name in reverse order is Nacre. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ecarn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ercan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 114 people with the last name Ercan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ercan? Ercan is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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