Kagan
Origin/Usage
Gaelic, Hebrew
Pronunciation
KAYG-ən
Meaning
Priest
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Kagan is derived from the Hebrew name 'Kohen', which means 'priest'. In the 18th and 19th centuries many Jews who belonged to the priestly class changed their names to 'Kogan or Cagan' to escape serving in the army.

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