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Meaning & Origins

Chinese 安: from the name of the ancient country known in China as AnXi, located in present-day Uzbekistan. Traditional accounts record that the legendary emperor Huang Di (2697–2595 BC) had a grandson named An (the character for ‘peace’) who moved to the far west to establish AnXi, losing contact with the Middle Kingdom. When the people of AnXi decided to return to China during the Han dynasty (206 BC–220 AD), they adopted their tribal name, An, as their surname.
5,174th in the U.S.

Nicknames & variations

Ann, Ana, Ani, Am, Anh, Ano, Ane, Anu, Any, Anm

Quick facts

Thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
8,666
to be exact
California
has the most people named An per capita

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