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What does Doran mean?

Doran \d(o)-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".


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


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. Census)

Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the boy name Doran and related names. Dorian (#535 in 2014) is the only prominent related form of Doran (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000. These boy names were at the top of their popularity in 2000 (usage of 0.602%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.465%, down 22.8%). Dorian (#535) is the most contemporarily stylish boy name here. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of 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, Darian, Darin, Daron, Darran, Daryn, Deron, Dorien, Dorion, Dorrian, Dorrin and Duran. Other suggested similar baby names are Doan, Dolan, Doram, Doroni, Dowan, Goran, Joran, Loran and Toran. These names tend to be more commonly used than Doran.