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Gender: Male Meaning of Buchanan: "place of the cannon" Origin of Buchanan: Scottish

The name Buchanan is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "place of the cannon". Buchanan and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF (61)".

From the experts:

If you're looking for a presidential name, Truman and Jackson are better options.

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Famous People Named Buchanan

James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States
James McGill Buchanan, American economist
Colin Buchanan, Australian children's singer

Pop Culture References for the name Buchanan

James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes aka "The Winter Soldier" a character in Marvel


josephinedagnall Says:


'Your name is James Buchanan Barnes...'

lesliemarion Says:


Why are Truman and Jackson better? Jackson is overused currently and Truman reminds me of Capote. Buchanan is a lovely Scottish name and is more than a president's name.

jordalini Says:


I wouldn't name a kid with a name-stake such as James Buchanan