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What does Aran mean?

Aran Pronunciation of Aran [aran] as a name for boys has its root in Hebrew, and the meaning of Aran is "mountain of strength". Aran is an alternate spelling of Aaron (Hebrew): from the Hebrew "har-on".

Associated with: mountain, strength.


Aran has 24 variants: Aaran, Aaren, Aarin, Aaronn, Aarron, Aaryn, Aeron, Aeryn, Ahran, Ahren, Ahron, Airen, Airyn, Aren, Arin, Aron, Aronne, Arran, Arron, Arun, Auron, Ayren, Ayron and Erin.

8 more relations via Aaron: Aaro, Aharon, Arand, Arek, Arend, Ari, Arnie and Ron.

Creative forms:
(male) Anan, Arani, ..

(female) Arani, Aray, ..

Middle name pairings:
Aran Jenson (A.J.), ..

How popular is Aran?

Aran is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#67113 out of 150436, Top 45%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Aaron (#52 via latest list), Aarron, Aharon (#1792), Aren, Ari (#402), Arin, Arnie, Aron (#739), Arran, Arron, Arun, Erin and Ron are the popular alternative forms of Aran (not in Top 2000). Other variants, like Arek, are seldom used. These forms of Aran reached the top of their popularity in the year 1994 (median #1329) and are somewhat less popular today (#1614, 45.6% less usage), with versions like Erin becoming less stylish. Ari and Aron are two of the more fashionable birth names in this list. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aaron, Aarron, Aharon, Aren, Ari in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arin, Arnie, Aron, Arron, Arun in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Erin, Ron in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aaron, Aron, Arran outside U.S.

Similar Names

Aran is pronounced similarly to Arian, Arien, Arion, Arren, Arrin, Arwin, Arwyn, Aryon, Eirian, Eran, Eron, Erron, Erwin, Erwyn, Irwin, Irwyn, Oran, Oren, Orion, Oron, Orran, Orren, Orrin, Orwin and Oryon. Other recommended names are Abad, Abran, Adan, Adar, Adryan, Ahsan, Alan, Alvan, Aman, Amani, Amiran, Amram, Ara, Aralt, Aram, Ard, Ardon, Arel, Arjay, Arjun, Arlan, Arland, Arman, Arn, Arnan, Arnau, Arnd, Arne, Arni, Arno, Arny, Arram, Avon, Azam, Bran, Chan, Dan, Edan, Egan, Fran, Frean, Gyan, Jan, Khan, Kiran, Kyran, Orjan, Rian, Toran and Twan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Aran.

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