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Origin and Meaning of Phan

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Thai พาน (paan)

  1. An ornamental tray with a pedestal, common in Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos.

    Notable Persons Named Phan

    Phan Thị Kim Phúc is an author and unesco goodwill ambassador. Phan was born Phan Thị Kim Phúc on April 2nd, 1963 in Trang Bang, South Vietnam. Phan is also known as Kim Phúc.


    Lê Đức Thọ was a Head of the Central Organizing Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Member of the Secretariat, Member of the Politburo, Head of theCentral Organizing Committeeof theCommunist Party of Vietnam, Member of theSecretariat, and Member of thePolitburo. Lê was given the name Phan Đình Khải on October 14th, 1911 in Hà Nam Province. He passed away on October 13th, 1990.


    Phan was born on December 26th, 1867 in Sa Nam, Nghệ An Province, Vietnam. He breathed his last breath on October 29th, 1940.


    Phan was born in 1847 in Đông Thái. Phan is also known as Phan Đình Phùng. He breathed his last breath in 1896.


    Phan was born on September 9th, 1872 in Tam Kỳ. Phan is also known as Phan Tây Hồ. He left this life on March 24th, 1926.


    Phan Văn Khải is a Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam. Phan was born on December 25th, 1933 in Củ Chi District, Vietnam.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Phan

    Michelle Phan is an entrepreneur and youtube video blogger. She has been prominent since 2007. Michelle was born in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.


    Dat Phan is an observational comedy comedian. Dat was born on January 25th, 1975 in Ho Chi Minh City.


    Nam was born on March 13th, 1983 in Westminster, California.


    Peter was born in 1946.



    John Phan is a poker player.


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    Popularity of Phan as a last name

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    Common last names for Phan

    • Nguyen
    • Tran
    • Vu
    • Ly
    • Truong

    Common first names for Phan

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Phan U.S.
      White 1.28% 64.26%
      African American 0.19% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 95.83% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.03% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.01% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.65% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Phan

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

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    Fun Facts about the name Phan

    • How Popular is the name Phan? Phan is the 52,740th most popular name of all time. As a last name Phan was the 918th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Phan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 35 babies born with the first name Phan in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Phan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1981 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Phan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Phan is Sunday, December 8th, 1895.
    • What year had the most people named Phan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Phan was in 1983 with a total of 7 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Phan: Your name in reverse order is Nahp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Pnah. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Phan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 37,836 people with the last name Phan.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Phan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 13 of them will have Phan as their last name.

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