Conan - Meaning of Conan

What does Conan mean?

[ 2 syll. co-nan, con-an ] The baby boy name Conan is pronounced as KOWNaeN †. Conan is largely used in the English language and it is derived from Celtic origins. The meaning of the name is dog; great. The first name could be Anglicized from Cónán (Celtic), itself derived as a nickname from the diminutive of the Gaelic 'c' (meaning dog, hound, wolf), or else the first name could be from the element 'kuno' (great, high). The name was borne by several early Celtic saints, including the 7th-century Saint Conan, who was a bishop of the Isle of Man. The name was popular among English speakers from the 12th to the 15th centuries; it later saw a revival in the 19th century, when it was known from the Irish author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) and the fictional character Conan the Barbarian (1932-).

Conant (English), Conary, Conen, Connan (Irish and Scottish), Connen, Connon, Connor, Conon, and Konan are variant transcriptions of Conan.

Connie (familiar form in ) and Con (contraction in English) are other variants of Conan.

See also the related categories, english, wolf, revival, sir, man (humanity), element, celtic, dog, anglicized, saints (catholic), and irish.

Conan is an unusual baby boy name. It is not listed in the top 1000. In 2018, within the family of boy names directly linked to Conan, Connor was the most popular.

Baby names that sound like Conan include Cadan, Cadman, Cadmo, Cadmon, Cahan, Cahane, Caillom, Caillum, Camee, Camey, Cami, Camie, Cammi, Cammie, Cammy, Camy, Canaan, Canna, Cannin, and Cannon.

† Pronunciation for Conan: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)"

Details of famous persons named Conan:
Author Arthur Conan Doyle, born 22 May 1859 - 7 July 1930, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Talk Show Host Conan O'Brien, born 18 April 1963, Brookline, Massachusetts.

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