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Meaning and Name Origin

Arran \a(r)-ran\ as a boys' name is of Scottish origin. Place name. The Isle of Arran is off the Atlantic coast. Also possibly a variant of Aaron, though they are from different sources.


Arran has 3 variants: Arren, Arrin and Arron.

Arran has 35 more related variations via Aaron: Aaran, Aaren, Aarin, Aaro, Aaronas, Aaronn, Aarron, Aaryn, Aeron, Aeryn, Aharon, Ahran, Ahren, Ahron, Airen, Airyn, Aran, Arand, Arek, Aren, Arend, Ari, Arin, Arnie, Aron, Aronne, Arun, Auron, Ayren, Ayron, Erin, Haroun, Ron, Ronnie and Ronny.


Arran is an uncommon given name for males. Arran is an equally unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Arran for boys. Arran reached its apex position of #59 in Scotland in the year 2006, and is at #70 presently. (Top 100 Baby Names Statistics, 2013)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Arran name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Arran outside U.S.

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Arran and related names. Prominent alternative forms of Arran are Aaron (#50 in 2014), Ari (#441), Aron (#745), Ronnie (#755), Ron, Ronny, Arron and Erin. These boy names reached the height of their popularity during 1970-1979 and have become much less popular since, with forms like Aron, Ronnie, Ronny, Erin and Arron falling out of style. Ari (#441) and Aaron (#50) are two of the more trendy names for newborns in this compilation, with Aaron going through a rekindling in popularity. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aaron, Ari, Aron, Arron, Erin, Ron, Ronnie, Ronny in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Arran is pronounced similarly to Arian, Arien, Arion, Arwin, Arwyn, Aryon, Eran, Erron, Oran, Orran, Orren and Orrin. Other suggested similar baby names are Abran, Aram, Arlan, Arman, Arn, Arnan, Arnau and Arram. Like Arran, these names are not commonly used.