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Taran (girl)

What does Taran mean?

Taran Pronunciation of Taran [taran] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Taran) is of English origin, and Taran means "pure". Taran is a version of Karen (Danish, Greek): short variation of Katherine. Taran is also a variation of Taryn (English).

Associated with: pure (virgin).


Taran has 6 variants: Taren, Tarin, Tarren, Tarryn, Tarynn and Teryn.

24 more alternative forms via Karen, Taryn: Caren, Carin, Caron, Caronn, Carren, Carrin, Carron, Carryn, Caryn, Carynn, Karan, Kari, Karin, Karna, Karon, Karren, Karrin, Karryn, Karyn, Kerran, Keryn, Tarina, Tarnia and Taryna.

Creative forms:
(female) Tearan, Tiaran, ..

(male) Tanan, Tarans, ..

Middle name pairings:
Taran Honor (T.H.), ..

How popular is Taran?

Taran is an unusual given name for women but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#49965 out of 150436, Top 33%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Karen (#504 a year ago), Taryn (#1062), Kari (#1817), Karren, Karyn, Caron, Karon, Karin, Karan, Caren, Carin and Caryn are the popular alternative forms of Taran (not ranked). Adoption of these relations of Taran was widespread in the 1960s (adoption of 3.7%) and has become much diminished since, with versions such as Karyn going out of style. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caren, Carin, Caron, Caryn, Karan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karen, Kari, Karin, Karon, Karren in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karyn, Taryn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Karen, Karin outside U.S.

Similar Names

Taran is pronounced similarly to Teriann, Terin, Terrin, Terryn, Tirian, Tirien, Tirion, Tirruan, Tiryan, Tiryon and Tyrene. Other suggested similar names are Aeran, Carlan, Carman, Ciaran, Darian, Doran, Eadan, Eavan, Farran, Fran, Hanan, Jazan, Kalan, Karman, Marian, Marjan, Maryan, Miran, Niran, Pagan, Ragan, Saran, Sharan, Tada, Taja, Tajah, Tajana, Talani, Tama, Tamar, Tamra, Tamrah, Tamryn, Tana, Tara, Tarah, Taralyn, Taree, Tarena, Tarra, Tarrah, Tasa, Taura, Tava, Tawana, Taya, Teara, Tera, Terah, Tiara, Tiarah, Tora and Tyra. These names tend to be more frequently used than Taran.

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