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Gender: Male Meaning of Behan: "bee" Origin of Behan: Irish

The name Behan is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "bee". Behan and is often added to lists like Literary Baby Names Inspired by Authors and discussed in our forums with posts like "Create a Family with Dice: Part 4 (The Fourth 10 Years)".

From the experts:

An Anglicized derivative of the Gaelic name Beatha, meaning "life," best known as the surname of Irish playwright Brendan Behan.

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Famous People Named Behan

Brendan Behan, Irish playwright

Pop Culture References for the name Behan

Beathán, Beachán