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What does Doran mean?

Doran [do-ran] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Doran) is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Doran is "fist; stranger, exile".

Associated with: irish.


Doran has 5 variants: Dore, Dorian, Doron, Dorran and Dorren.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Diran, Doranno, ..

(female) Doranna, Doranny, ..

How popular is Doran?

Doran is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#2013 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name statistics of Doran for boys. Doran was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its apex rank of #1180 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the boy name Doran and related names. Dorian (#535 in 2014) is the only other prominent related form of Doran listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Doran were at the top of their popularity in 2000 and are almost as popular today. Dorian is the clear favorite.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Doran, Dorian in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Doran is pronounced similarly to Daran, Daren, Darien, Darin, Darion, Darran, Darren, Darrin, Darron, Darryn, Darwon, Darwyn, Derrian, Derrin, Derron, Derwin, Derwyn, Dorien, Dorion, Dorrian, Dorrien, Dorrin, Dorryen, Duran and Durwin. Other suggested similar names are Aaran, Abran, Ahran, Boban, Bran, Byran, Coyan, Cyran, Dagan, Daman, Dargan, Dean, Deloran, Doan, Dolan, Donn, Doogan, Doram, Dorli (see Dor), Doroni, Dory, Dougan, Dowan, Dray, Durant, Efran, Eran, Fran, Goran, Jaran, Jeran, Johan, Joran, Jordan, Jorgan, Jovan, Kiran, Kyran, Loran, Morgan, Nolan, Roan, Roban, Rogan, Roman, Royan, Taran, Teran, Toran and Torran. These names tend to be more commonly used than Doran.