The name Akan in the Bible
Akan is a grandson of Seir, through Ezer (Genesis 36:27), and is also known as Jaakan (1 Chronicles 1:42). Eventually, his name became part of a location: Bene-jaakan, meaning 'sons of Jaakan' (Numbers 33:31).
Etymology of the name Akan
For a discussion on the meaning of the name Akan, please see our article on the name Jaakan.