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What does Arun mean?

Arun \a-run\ as a boys' name is of Hindi and Cambodian origin, and the meaning of Arun is "dawn; sun". In Hindi, the name represents dawn colors as well as the rich hues of gold and rubies.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Aaron.


Arun has 1 feminine form: Aruna.


Arun is an unusual first name for males but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#131366 out of 150436, Top 87%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Aaron (#50 the previous year) is the only prominent varying form of Arun (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000. These boy names reached the peak of their popularity in 1994 (usage of 0.972%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.95%, down 2.3%). Aaron (#50) is the most chic name for newborns in this compilation, with this name enjoying a revival in popularity. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Arun and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aaron in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Arun is alike in pronunciation to Aaran, Aaren, Aarin, Aaryn, Aeron, Aeryn, Ahran, Ahren, Ahron, Airen, Airyn, Aran, Aren, Arian, Arien, Arin, Arion, Aron, Arran, Arren, Arrin, Arron, Arwin, Arwyn, Aryon, Auron, Ayren, Ayron, Eran, Erin, Eron, Oran, Oren, Orin and Oron. Other recommended similar baby names are Alun, Aram, Arjun, Arn, Arne, Arni, Arno and Arny. These names tend to be more frequently used than Arun.