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Gender: M Pronunciation: KAY-nan Origin of Canaan: Biblical place name Canaan's Popularity in 2015: #806

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.

Famous People Named Canaan

Canaan Sodindo Banana, 1st President of Zimbabwe
Canaan, son of Ham, grandson of Noah (1 Chr. 1:8)
Canaan Smith, American Country music singer

Pop Culture References for the name Canaan

Canaan, one of the formal names given to "the promised land" held for the nation of Israel in the Old Testament of the Bible
"Canaan," anime series and its female main character