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What does Curran mean?

Curran Pronunciation of Curran as a boys' name is pronounced KER-an. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Curran is "dagger; hero". Also form of Kern.

ASSOCIATED WITH Cu-, -ran, irish, hero


VARIANTS Currey, Currie, Curry



Curran Brixton (C.B.), ..

How popular is Curran?

Curran is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#1317 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Curran entered the list in 1990 and reached its highest position of #1603 in the U.S. in the year 1993, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Curry is the only other popular related form of Curran appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Curran reached its apex 2 decades ago (AVERAGE #1801).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Curran, Curry in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Curran and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Curran is alike in pronunciation to Caron, Carwyn, Coren, Corin, Corrin, Corwan, Corwin, Corwyn, Keiran, Kieran, Kiran, Kirwan, Korrin and Kyran. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Arran, Cairn, Carman, Carsan, Ciaran, Claran, Crain, Cram, Crane, Crayn, Cullan, Curragh, Curro, Cyran, Cyrano, Darran, Dorran, Duran, Durrant, Farran, Ferran, Furman, Garran, Jarran, Jurian, Larran, Murray, Orran, Tarran, Terran and Torran. These names tend to be more commonly used than Curran.

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