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By Olivia Musembi Senior Content Writer
Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 13 Views | 🔊 13 Pronunciations
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Gender: Male

Origin: Australian, Hebrew

Meaning: Merchant, Trader

Pronunciation: kuh-nayn, /kəˈneɪn/, K EY N AH N

Popularity Rank: #71,177

On this page:

  • 1. Canaan Meaning
  • 2. Canaan Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Canaan
  • 4. Translations of Canaan
  • 5. Canaan Name Popularity
  • 6. Canaan popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Canaan
  • 8. Canaan Name Poster
  • 9. Names similar to Canaan

Canaan Meaning

From the Hebrew name כְּנַעַן (Kena'an) which meant 'lowland, flat', referring to the region in the west of the Dead Sea where the land is low-lying.

Canaan also means "Merchant, Trader, That Humbles and Subdues, Lowland or flat region".

Canaan is commonly found in United States of America, South Africa, Nigeria, and 40 more countries.

Canaan Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: kuh-nayn

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /kəˈneɪn/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: K EY N AH N

K: Pronounce as in "cat" (K AE T)

EY: Pronounce as in "they" (DH EY)

N: Pronounce as in "no" (N OW)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

N: Pronounce as in "no" (N OW)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Translations of Canaan

Canaan Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Canaan is recorded 374 times globally, ranking it as the 71,177th most common name worldwide.

Canaan is most prevalent in United States of America, with 141 occurrences, making it the 13,167th most popular name in the country.

In United States of America, the name Canaan is found among 1 in every 12831 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Canaan Popularity by Country

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United States of America#13,1671 : 12,831
South Africa#12,5131 : 28,252
Nigeria#19,5081 : 48,320

List of countries the name Canaan is rarely found

Canaan popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Canaan from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Canaan

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Canaan Name Poster

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