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Nan or NAN may refer to:





First name[edit]

  • King Nan of Zhou (r. 314–256 BC), last ruler of the Chinese Zhou dynasty
  • Nan Cross (1928–2007), South African anti-apartheid and anti-conscription activist
  • Nan Hayworth (born 1959), former U.S. Representative from New York's 19th Congressional District
  • Nan Wood Honeyman, (1881–1970), first woman elected to the U.S. Congress from Oregon
  • Nan Huai-Chin (1918–2012), Buddhist teacher in China
  • Nan Kempner (1930–2005), New York socialite
  • Nan Martin (1927–2010), American actress
  • Nan Grogan Orrock (born 1943), member of the Georgia House of Representatives and State Senator
  • Nan Phelps (1904–1990), American folk artist
  • Nan Rich (born 1942), member of the Florida Senate and former member of the House of Representatives
  • Nan C. Robertson (1926–2009), Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, author and teacher
  • Nan A. Talese (born 1933), American editor


  • Nan Britton (1896–1991), mistress of President Warren G. Harding
  • Nannerl O. Keohane (born 1940), American political theorist and former president of Wellesley College and Duke University
  • Nan Merriman (1920–2012), American operatic singer

Last name[edit]


Arts and entertainment[edit]

  • Nan, a play by the English poet John Masefield, first produced in 1908, also known as The Tragedy of Nan
  • Nan, nickname of the character Joannie Taylor, from the Catherine Tate Show
  • Nano Assault Neo, or NAN, a video game in the late 1980's
  • Nick at Nite, or NAN, an American cable-TV network


Science and technology[edit]

Other uses[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Naan, a type of leavened bread