First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Kannan

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Notable Persons With the Name Kannan

Kannan Soundararajan is a noteworthy human in the field of mathematics. Kannan is also known as Sound.


Kannan is a famous human. He was most active from 2010 to present.


Kannan Iyer is a director, writer, and actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1997 to present.


Kannan Balakrishnan is a carnatic music musician, instrumentalist, veena, and saraswati veena. He plays Saraswati veena. Kannan was born on June 26th, 1964 in India.


Kannan a/l Kalaiselvan is a sports team member for the Selangor FA.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Kannan

R. Kannan is a film director and screenwriter. He has been prominent since 2008. R. was given the name Rajmohan on July 21st, 1971. R. is also known as Rajmohan.


Kanal Kannan is an actor, screenwriter, action choreographer, and stunt co-ordinator. He has been prominent since 1991. Kanal was given the name V. Kannan in Nagercoil.


Bharathi Kannan is a film director. He was most active from 1998 to present. Bharathi was born on June 1st, 1962 in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India.


B. Kannan is a cinematographer. He has been prominent since 1981. B. was given the name Bhimsingh Kannan in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India.


Beena Kannan is a business. Beena was born on July 17th, 1960 in Kottayam district, India.


Siddharth Kannan is a tv&radio host, master of ceremony, voice over professional, and film critic. His most notable accomplishments were from 1994 to present. Siddharth was born in New Delhi.


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Popularity of Kannan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kannan U.S.
  White 7.86% 64.26%
  African American 0.32% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 89.50% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.45% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.48% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.39% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kannan

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

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Fun Facts about the name Kannan

  • How Popular is the name Kannan? Kannan is the 30,612th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kannan was the 17,980th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kannan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 142 babies born with the first name Kannan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kannan to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kannan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1998 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Kannan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kannan is Tuesday, July 21st, 1891.
  • What year had the most people named Kannan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kannan was in 2015 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Kannan: Your name in reverse order is Nannak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nkanna. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kannan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,553 people with the last name Kannan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kannan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kannan as their last name since less than 1 person in 189k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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What does the name Kannan mean?

Kis for kindle, the warmth in others.

Ais for attractive, inside and out

Nis for normal, step outside of the box!

Nis for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Ais for adaptable, for the world is full of unique challenges

Nis for noteworthy, just like your achievements

Name poster for Kannan

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.