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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mahan

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  • A submission from says the name Mahan means "Like The Moon" and is of Persian or Iranian origin.
  • According to a user from Iran, the name Mahan is of Persian origin and means "One half of the moon".
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  1. United States naval officer and historian (1840-1914)
  1. Genitive singular form of maha.

Notable Persons Named Mahan

Mahan Mj is a in the field of mathematics.


Mahan Esfahani is a classical music musician. He plays Harpsichord. Mahan was born in 1984 in Tehran.


Mahan Baghdadi is a soccer player for the Vasalunds IF, IFK Lidingö Fotboll, Täby IS, AFC United, and Iran national under-20 football team. Mahan was born on March 4th, 1995 in Tehran.


Mahan Rahmani is a soccer player for the Saipa F.C., Iran national under-17 football team, Iran national under-20 football team, and Iran national under-23 football team. Mahan was born on June 15th, 1996 in Tehran.


Mahan was born in Banbhaura village in Sangrur district, Punjab.


Mahan Sotoudeh is an athlete for the Sanat Naft Abadan F.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Mahan

Alfred Thayer Mahan is a military person.


Shawn Lee is a funk, soul music, psychedelic music, jazz, jazz fusion, electronica, ambient music, alternative rock, and pop music musician, composer, and record producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to 1993. Shawn was given the name Shawn Lee Mahan on December 28th, 1963 in Wichita, Kansas.


Deney Terrio is a choreography, celebrity, actor, choreographer, and television personality. Deney was given the name Denis George Mahan on June 15th, 1950 in United States.


Hunter was born on May 17th, 1982. Hunter is also known as Mahan and Hunter Myles.


Kerrigan Mahan is a voice acting and voice actor. His ongoing career started in 1975. Kerrigan was given the name Kerrigan Patrick Mahan on January 27th, 1955 in Los Angeles.


Cherrie was born on August 14th, 1976.


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Popularity of Mahan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mahan U.S.
  White 85.78% 64.26%
  African American 7.23% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.35% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.68% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.16% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.82% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mahan

People with the last name Mahan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Mahan

  • How Popular is the name Mahan? Mahan is the 48,515th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mahan was the 2,371st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mahan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 46 babies born with the first name Mahan in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mahan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2009 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Mahan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mahan is Tuesday, February 1st, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Mahan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mahan was in 2016 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Mahan: Your name in reverse order is Naham. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Anahm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mahan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 15,375 people with the last name Mahan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mahan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Mahan as their last name.

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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