First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
On This Page

How to Pronounce Sagan

  • Automated Male (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • Automated Female (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
How difficult is it to pronounce Sagan?

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Sagan mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Sagan

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from California, United States, the name Sagan is of Slavic origin and means "Wise One".
Other origins: Polish

Submit the origin and/or meaning of Sagan to us below


The unit is derived from the phrase billions and billions (of stars), frequently attributed to the American astronomer Carl Sagan. The lower bound of a number must be two billion plus two billion, or four billion. Johnny Carson popularized the phrase through his occasional impersonation of Sagan throughout his career.

  1. (slang, humorous) A unit of measurement equal to at least four billion.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sagan

Carl Sagan was a scientist in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, and astrobiology. Carl was given the name Carl Edward Sagan on November 9th, 1934 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. He passed away on December 20th, 1996.


Peter was born on January 26th, 1990 in Žilina, Czechoslovakia.


Françoise Sagan was a novelist, screenwriter, dramatist, and playwright. Françoise was given the name Françoise Quoirez on June 21st, 1935 in Cajarc, France. She died on September 24th, 2004.


Jeanne Sagan is a hard rock, heavy metal music, and melodic metalcore musician. She plays Bass guitar, Piano, and Vocals. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Jeanne was born Jeanne Sagan on January 11th, 1979 in United States.


Juraj was born on December 23rd, 1988 in Žilina, Czechoslovakia,.


Linda Salzman Sagan is an artist.


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

Click Here to Show Chart Data
Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1987 24 19 5
1988 65 65 0
1989 17 17 0
1990 11 11 0
1991 10 10 0
1992 5 5 0
1997 5 0 5
1998 15 0 15
1999 18 6 12
2000 25 7 18
2001 19 6 13
2002 15 5 10
2003 10 0 10
2004 19 8 11
2005 13 0 13
2006 20 9 11
2007 18 8 10
2008 26 10 16
2009 22 6 16
2010 33 6 27
2011 43 12 31
2012 38 12 26
2013 62 17 45
2014 56 18 38
2015 80 24 56
2016 77 26 51
2017 79 25 54

Where is the name Sagan popular?

View popular names by state or region.

Popularity of Sagan as a last name

The map shows the absolute popularity of the name Sagan as a last name in each of the states. See other popular names in Massachusetts, New York, or Pennsylvania.

Common first names for Sagan

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sagan U.S.
  White 95.22% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.26% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.75% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.01% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sagan

People with the last name Sagan are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Sagan

  • How Popular is the name Sagan? Sagan is the 11,914th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sagan was the 21,790th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sagan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 825 babies born with the first name Sagan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sagan to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sagan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1987 when it was given as a first name to 24 new born babies.
  • When was Sagan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sagan is Saturday, June 16th, 1928.
  • What year had the most people named Sagan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sagan was in 1988 with a total of 65 babies.
  • Random Sagan Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sagan is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Sagan: Your name in reverse order is Nagas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Asang. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sagan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,193 people with the last name Sagan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sagan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sagan as their last name since less than 1 person in 250k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

What Sagans Have Visited This Page?

Name poster for Sagan

Name poster for Sagan(click to save the high quality version)

Most Popular Names

All Name Lists

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