Can

Gender: Masculine
Origin: Turkish
Meaning: “soul; life.”
(JAHN)

The name comes from the Turkish word for soul or life. The name appears in various forms across the former Soviet Union. It is most often found as an element in Central European male and female names.

As of 2010, its Bosnian form of Džan was 100th most popular male name in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

There is also a feminine form, Džana, which is currently the 49th most popular female name in Bosnia & Herzegovina, (2010).

A Kazakh form is Zhan Жан.

Can

Gender: Masculine
Origin: Turkish
Meaning: “soul; life.”
(DJAHN)

The name is derived from an Old Persian source used to describe the soul. In addition to being used in Turkey, it is also commonly used throughout Central Asia.

Currently, Can is the 144th most popular male name in Germany, (2011).

The Kazakh form is Жан (Zhan)