The name Daquan has no particular recorded meaning but is popular among African-Americans. The name is very rare in the English society, but the few who are named that are mostly male. Daquan is a name believed to have been invented by the African-American society. Source: Ask.com
Daquan \d(a)-quan\ as a boy's name. Invented name. The qu- sound is rare in English, and is a popular element of invented names among the African-Americans. Source: Thinkbabynames.com
Two men have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a baby in a pushchair a week ago.
Daquan Breland, 23, and Daquan Wright, 19, were detained on Friday morning in the US state of Pennsylvania for the killing of Antiq Hennis.
Antiq, one, was shot in the face on 1 September as gunfire rang out in the Brownsville area of Brooklyn, New York.
Police said the shooting was gang-related and that the target was the boy's father, Anthony Hennis, 21.
Mr Hennis, who had just picked up Antiq from the home of the boy's mother, is not co-operating with the investigation, say police.
Witnesses saw Mr Wright hand the gun to Mr Breland, who fired multiple shots, according to police. The weapon has not been recovered.
Antiq Hennis was gunned down Sunday evening as his father, Anthony Hennis, 22, pushed him in a stroller. The toddler was struck in the head by a bullet on Livonia Avenue at Bristol Street, about a block from his home, police said. The boy was pronounced dead after being rushed to Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center.
Antiq’s father was taking the toddler to visit his grandparents at the time of the shooting, Kelly said. Four bullets were fired; two struck the stroller.
I guess if you're desperate enough, you could say that Daquan means "successful soldier," "Da" being Chinese for "achieve" and "Quan" being Vietnamese for "soldier." I still wouldn't recommend this, but for all you Daquans out there, now you have somewhat of a meaning, if your parents intended it or not. -- Lady Seashell. Source: Behindthename.com
For African Americans, one wonders if "Daquin" will soon have the same dangerous connotations that "Wayne" does as a middle name among Caucasian Americans?