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

Conan Origin and Meaning

The name Conan is a boy's name of Celtic origin meaning "little wolf".

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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Halouise Says:


Right now, Conan Gray is a pretty famous singer so I think people will probably associate the name Conan with him instead of Conan the Barbarian.

waceycs Says:


I named my first son Conan AFTER Conan the Barbarian. I've been a lifelong fan of the character and the writer who created him. I still call him my little barbarian.

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?