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Conan O’Brien is a comedian, host of NBC's late-night talk show Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
-- Anonymous User  12/20/2005
Famous bearer: Conan the Barbarian.
-- Anonymous User  12/23/2005
The middle name of the Sherlock Holmes author Arthur Conan Doyle.
-- dramaelf  7/10/2006
As of right now, this seems to be one of the only names my husband and I can agree on. We both rather like it. It's not my favorite name, but it's definitely grown on me and I'd love to use it sometime if we have another son. The "barbarian" and "O'Brien" references do not bother us at all.

The only problem I've encountered with this name is that no one else seems to be 'head over heels' for it. When asking around about the name pretty much all the responses were "I don't like it, but I don't hate it." I think it's a name that doesn't jump out at you, but will grow on you in time.
-- NiamhWitch  11/17/2007
The main character in the anime Case Closed, or Detective Conan in Japan, calls himself Conan Edogawa when he becomes a child again thanks to a drug slipped to him by a criminal organization.
-- Kazekage  3/14/2008
I would like the name if it wasn't for Conan the Barbarian and Conan O'Brien.
-- slight night shiver  5/19/2008
I love this name, althought it may be a little down to my obsession with names that have "wolf" in their meaning somewhere. I plan to use it as a character name in my piece of fanfiction.
-- Alistia  6/23/2008
Oh please, nobody in this generation even knows of Conan the Barbarian anymore. While I do think of Conan O'Brien upon hearing this name, it's kind of a cute name, in my opinion.
-- slyboots  11/15/2009
No one in this generation? Speak for yourself--I'm 18 as of now, and Conan the Barbarian is the first thing that comes to mind when I hear this name. In fact, I have to think hard on whether or not I know anybody else with this name. And that's usually when Conan O'Brien pops in my head.

Not that I even think it's a bad reference. But Conan the Barbarian, admittedly, is a lot to live up to--especially if your son winds up looking nothing like the character (like, he winds up being much thinner and more studious). But it's still a good name.
-- erb816  1/14/2010
Not particularly keen on this. It makes me think of Conan O'Brien. I find him very annoying, and he has ruined this name for me.
-- bananarama  6/4/2010
This name seems to have been used by other Celts at one time, not just Irish. A Breton from Rennes, Conan I (927-992), was Duke of Brittany from 990 to his death.
-- Just Jonquil  1/25/2013
I really like this name. I like using it because it has an unofficial attachment to me because my last
name is Holmes. I'm thinking of using it in a sibset of Conan, Sachie, and Raelyn.
-- Holmes333  2/17/2013
The name Conan was given to 54 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/20/2013

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