What does Doran mean?
Doran /do-ran/ [2 sylls.] 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".
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. 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 (not ranked) listed in the Top 1000. This boy name was at the top of its popularity in 2000 (usage of 0.602%) and has become much less popular since (usage 0.465%, 22.8% less). Dorian (#535) is the most contemporarily stylish boy name here. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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.