Biblical place name

Canaan Origin and Meaning

The name Canaan is a boy's name .
Pronounced KAY-nan, this Old Testament place name has a strong modern feel. It was one of the fastest-rising names of 2015, breaking into the Top 1000.
# 957 in the US

Canaan Rank in US Top 1000

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Famous People Named Canaan

  • Canaanson of Ham, grandson of Noah (1 Chr. 1:8)
  • Canaan Sodindo Banana1st President of Zimbabwe
  • Canaan Lee SmithAmerican Country music singer
  • K'naanstage name of Keinan Abdi Warsame, Somali,Canadian rapper

Canaan in Pop Culture

  • "Canaan" anime series and its female main character
  • Canaancharacter in the Xenosaga video game series
  • Canaanone of the formal names given to "the promised land" held for the nation of Israel in the Old Testament of the Bible

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