Arabic, Female, Gaelic, H names, Hebrew, Male, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Hanan is a Hebrew male name meaning “gracious” from a Hebrew verb meaning “merciful, compassionate”. Hanan is also an Arabic female name meaning “mercy, compassion”. Hanan is also a Jewish surname derived from the given name or as a short form of names such as Elchanan or Johanan though it could also be an Arabic surname also derived from the given name. Hanan could also be a variant spelling of Irish Hannan, the anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAnnáin meaning “descendant of Annán”, the latter a contracted form of Annach, a byname of uncertain meaning and origin.

Origin: Hebrew, Arabic, Gaelic


Male forms:

  • Chanan (Biblical Hebrew)


Female forms:

  • Hannah (Hebrew, English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Arabic)


Chanan- חָנָן (Hebrew)

Hanan- حنان (Arabic)



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