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Gender: Male Meaning of Kanan: "merchant" Origin of Kanan: Arabic

The name Kanan is a boy's name of Arabic origin meaning "merchant". Kanan and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

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Kanan is a popular name in the Middle East and one that is both exotic and easily translated to the English speaking world.

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Famous People Named Kanan

Pop Culture References for the name Kanan

Kanan Jarrus - Star Wars Rebels

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zsazsa00 Says:


Kanan also means "forest,grove" in Sanskrit. I personally really like this name and think it is usable after hearing it on the Rebels show. Maybe alternative/ modern spelling variation of Keinan. I think it's handsome and more masculine as Kanan is also a Japanese girls name.