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The first name 

Shaan is a first name for boys.

When two boys called Shaan meet...

… it’s a special occasion. That’s because the name Shaan is quite rare in the US. While it’s still a name in use, lately, only approximately 5 out of 100,000 boys have been named Shaan. In the SmartGenius ranking, Shaan is #1,657 on the list of most common boys names. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Shaan.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

Shaan -
ahead of the curve

In fact, the name Shaan did not fit the trend of the last century. Young parents in the 2000s began to change that a bit. After several years of not being given at all (or less than 5 times, because that's the number required for a name to appear in the statistics), Shaan seemed to be more popular than ever in 2009. Although the name never ranked higher than #1,359, 113 parents chose it that year, making it a potential new rising star on the horizon of beautiful and rare names. If your name is Shaan, you are well on your way to becoming en vogue.

In years where the graph has no value, the name Shaan was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

Shaan in 2022 – originality welcome!

In 2022, expectant parents chose the yet rare name Shaan a few times. Among all newborn boys it ranked #1,932 - with a total of 67 baby boys. This means, as you can see above, that the name is still more common than it was most time of the last century, when it supposedly didn't appear at all for many years - giving boys with this first name a sheen of something particularly contemporary and special.

Shaan -
quite rare in all states

The odds of having a man or boy named Shaan in your home state are about the same as the chance for a white Christmas in New York City – in both cases they are less than 30%. More precisely, the first name Shaan is registered in 11 states, among which are California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois or Massachusetts. In proportion to the male population, most men and boys with the first name Shaan live in New Jersey, but even there the name is rather special – on average, you would have to ask 23,613 men and boys in New Jersey for their name before you meet one who answers with Shaan.

Shaan has 5 letters 
and begins with an S

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter S is a quite popular first letter for boys’ names. Because: 5.9% of all common boys’ names in the US begin with this letter. By the way, the most common first letters for boys’ names are J, A and D.

With five letters, the name Shaan is comparatively short. In fact, 17.0% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly five letters. Only 7% of all first names are even shorter, while 75% have more than five letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

This means that with 5.9% of all boys' names that begin with an S, this first letter is much more common than all 26 letters on average - and the most popular one of all the boys’ names starting with S is Steven.

Other names with 
S, h, a, a and n

If you take all the letters in the name Shaan – S, h, a, a and n – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Sanah or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Shaan

If your name is Shaan and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Shaan

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Shaan, you can simply say:






This is how the name Shaan is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Shaan in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Shaan

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Shaan is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Shaan

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Shaan sounds like this: