Gender: Female Origin of Nan: English, diminutive of Nancy Meaning of Nancy: English diminutive of Ann

Nan Origin and Meaning

The name Nan is a girl's name of English origin.

Bobbsey Twins-era nickname name that could find new life via Nan, heroine of The Nanny Diaries. Nan was also the nickname of Annabel St George, the protagonist of Edith Wharton's novel "The Buccaneers".

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niteowl13 Says:


Nan is a great name...but... it is no longer useable. Too close to Nanny and Nana. I would want my grandkids to call me Nan. :)

kitchi1 Says:


Love, love, love the name Nan. Afraid people will find it too plain, however. :(
Maybe I'll name my dog Nan, lol