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Gender: Male Meaning of Pan: "all or shepherd" Origin of Pan: Greek

The name Pan is a boy's name of Greek, Hindi origin meaning "all or shepherd". Pan and is often added to lists like Mythology Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

From the experts:

Pan is the Greek god with the legs of a goat and the body of a pipes-playing man known for his mischievousness. Pan is also the god of shepherds, pastures, and fertility. Pan is also a Hindi name meaning leaf or feather.

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Pop Culture References for the name Pan

"Peter Pan,"play & novel by James M. Barrie
Mentioned in 'A Musical Instrument' (1844) by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, poem whose most famous line, 'What was he doing, the great God Pan,/Down in the reeds by the river?' was thus answered by Robert Ross: 'No question for a lady to ask.'
Pan, moon of Saturn


Giinkies Says:


There's Peter Pan... Then there's also Bed Pan. Bed pan was my first thought and it's a connection that anyone with a nurse family member or who has an older/bedridden family member will easily make.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


This is the name of my friend's goat...