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Gender: Male Meaning of Conan: "little wolf" Origin of Conan: Irish

The name Conan is a boy's name of Celtic origin meaning "little wolf". Conan and is often added to lists like Baby Names with Animal Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibset Makeover Game! Boys".

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The fierce image of the Barbarian made a complete turnaround thanks to amiable talk show host O'Brien, making Conan one of the newly desirable Irish choices, a perfect alternative to Conor/Connor.

In Gaelic, Conan was the name of an illustrious seventh-century Irish saint, bishop of the Isle of Man. Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Scotland, of Irish stock.

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Famous People Named Conan

Saint Conan, bishop of the Isle of Man and an Irish missionary
Conan Meriadoc, legendary founder of Brittany
Conan I-IV, Dukes of Brittany
Conan Christopher O'Brien, American comedian and talk show host
Conan, medieval Bishop of Cornwall
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, British novelist and creator of Sherlock Holmes
Conan Gray, American YouTuber

Pop Culture References for the name Conan

Conan the Barbarian, comics character
Conan Antonio Motti, character in the Star Wars series
Conan Edogawa, main character in anime "Case Closed" aka "Detective Conan"
"Captain Conan," novel by Roger Vercel and 1996 film

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