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Origin Persian, is used as well in the Turkic regions of former Soviet Union. It can very well be given to a girl as well. Pronounced: djan.
Yagot  12/7/2005
It is pronounced jaahn. Same as name John.
― Anonymous User  2/6/2007
This name would be TOTALLY EMBARASSING to have!
Taydbug112  4/19/2007
Pronounced: "Djan", "Jan"
Can  12/17/2007
I wouldn't use this name; it's spelled the same as the English word "can".
Pippin  4/27/2008
Why would you name your kid Can? I just can't get past the English meanings.
Akito  5/24/2008
I know it's Turkish, but this is a really ugly name! Just think of all the cruel jokes that Can come out of other kids' mouths, say, "kick the Can". I pity whoever has this name.
bananarama  7/12/2008
Can, can, can you do the can-can, can you do the can-can, can you do the can-can?
thecookiemonster  2/21/2009
Imagine twins: Can and Will.
Likeyeahwhatev  5/2/2009
Not a very good name to have in an English-speaking country, is it? I do like the meaning, though.
The_Over_Analyst  8/9/2009
I believe they don't speak English in Turkey, but Turkish. So whatever Can may mean in English shouldn't be a big problem, don't you think?
Yippal  9/28/2009
It is pronounced 'JAN/JUN' as in Turkey they pronounce their C's as J's. I've met people with this name so I know this is how is pronounced. The solution if you had this name and were in an English school you could change the 'c' to a 'j' so there'll be no confusion.
starz26  3/14/2010
Can Bonomo, a Turkish singer who will represent Turkey in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.
GG_Rose  5/6/2012
Can Atilla is a Turkish composer and musician.
― Anonymous User  4/28/2013

"Can you help me, Can?"
"Can you see it Can?"
"Can you go, Can?"

Lol! Can is such a common, everyday of every second English word.
― Anonymous User  10/16/2014
All I can think of is trashcan and the word can. Imagine how awkward this would be on a child.
― Anonymous User  8/2/2016
So many ignorant comments. This is a Turkish name, pronounced like John is in English. It’s pretty common in Turkey and people there don’t think of the English meaning. Believe it or not there are some English names that would be hilarious in other countries. Don’t be a cultural chauvinist.
theparkite  11/19/2017
Really nice Turkish name with a strong meaning. However it’s not suggested for English speaking countries.
― Anonymous User  1/6/2018

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