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Gender: Male Pronunciation: KAY-nan Origin of Canaan: Biblical place name Canaan's Popularity in 2017: #742

The name Canaan is a boy's name . Canaan is ranked #742 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Biblical Place Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Canaan

Canaan, son of Ham, grandson of Noah (1 Chr. 1:8)
Canaan Sodindo Banana, 1st President of Zimbabwe
Canaan Lee Smith, American Country music singer
K'naan, stage name of Keinan Abdi Warsame, Somali-Canadian rapper

Pop Culture References for the name Canaan

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