Gender: Male Pronunciation: KAY-nan Origin of Canaan: Biblical place name Canaan's Popularity in 2019: #845

Canaan Origin and Meaning

The name Canaan is a boy's name .

Pronounced KAY-nan, this Old Testament place name has a strong modern feel. It was one of the fastest-rising names of 2015, breaking into the Top 1000.

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Tracy Mostek Says:


My son is named after the land of Canaan, I chose too spell it differently though, Kanen. Didn't know this spelling was associated with names from India.

Guest Says:


Much better than "Caden"

I've always felt I'd use it for a girl though.