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What does Arran mean?

Arran Pronunciation of Arran [ar-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.

Associated with: scottish.


Arran has 3 variants: Arren, Arrin and Arron.

30 more relations via Aaron: Aaran, Aaren, Aarin, Aaro, 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 and Erin.

Creative forms:
(male) Alran, Ardan, ..

(female) Arana, Arra, ..

Middle name pairings:
Arran Garrison (A.G.), ..

How popular is Arran?

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

Arran reached its apex position of #59 in Scotland in the year 2006, and is at #62 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arran name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Arran appearing in the Top 2000 are Aaron (#52 in 2015), Ari (#402), Aron (#739), Aharon (#1792), Arron, Arun, Erin, Arin, Aarron, Aren and Arnie. These relations of Arran reached the height of their popularity in 1994 (adoption of 0.8%) and are somewhat less common today (adoption 0.4%, 45%), with forms like Arron going out of style. Aaron is a perennial favorite, although Ari seems to be becoming a favorite too.

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, Erin in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Arran is pronounced similarly to Arian, Arien, Arion, Arwin, Arwyn, Aryon, Eirian, Eran, Eron, Erron, Erwin, Irwin, Irwyn, Oran, Oren, Orin, Orion, Oron, Orran, Orren, Orrin, Orwin, Oryon, Warren and Warrin. Other suggested similar names are Abran, Adan, Adiran, Adnan, Adrain, Adrin, Aedan, Aidan, Aitan, Alan, Alban, Aldan, Amiran, Annan, Ara, Aram, Ardian, Ardin, Arjun, Arlan, Arlen, Arman, Arn, Arnan, Arnat (see Arnett), Arnau, Arnon, Arram, Arrio, Arrlen, Arsen, Aydan, Bran, Brian, Dorran, Duran, Ernan, Fran, Garan, Garran, Jeran, Larran, Odran, Orlan, Orman, Taran, Tarran, Terran, Toran and Torran. These names tend to be more commonly used than Arran.