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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 (34)".

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

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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