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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 Saints' Names For Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

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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
Conan Gray, American YouTuber and Singer
Arthur Conan Doyle, British novelist and creator of Sherlock Holmes

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

Con, Conant, Conn, Connie


RoddyThlayli Says:


This has been one of my absolute favorite names (along with Doyle) ever since I read Sherlock Holmes.

Mirimouse Says:


I would never joke about a kid's name (especially not in that kid's earshot) but Conan the barbarian is all I can ever think of when I hear this name.

thenameprincess Says:


I love the name and the meaning however I would be worried about other parents making Conan the barbarian jokes. Not sure if that reference is still relevant enough to really worry about... Thoughts?