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What does Dorran mean?

Dorran Pronunciation of Dorran [dor-ran] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Dorran) is pronounced DOR-en. It is of Irish origin, and the meaning of Dorran is "dark-browed". Contemporary usage of Dorran and other related surnames listed here as variants is probably influenced by the rhyming patterns of favored names like Darren, Darryl, and Torrance.

Associated with: irish, dark, surnames.


Dorran has 6 variants: Doran, Dorrance, Dorrel, Dorrell, Dorren and Dorrin.

12 more related forms via Darren, Darryl, Torrance: Daren, Darin, Daron, Darran, Darrel, Darrin, Darring, Darron, Darryn, Derrin, Derron and Derryl.

Creative forms:
(male) Deran, Diran, ..

(female) Dorny, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dorran Kolt (D.K.), ..

How popular is Dorran?

Dorran is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Dorran is an equivalently unusual surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Daren, Darin, Daron, Darran, Darrel, Darren (#541 in 2015), Darrin, Darron, Darryl (#1041), Darryn, Derron, Derryl, Doran and Torrance are the prominent related forms of Dorran (not ranked). Other variants, like Darring, are seldom used. These relations of Dorran reached the top of their popularity 6 decades ago (usage of 0.6%) and are now much less common, with versions such as Darrin becoming less in vogue. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Daren, Darin, Daron, Darran, Darrel in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Darren, Darrin, Darron, Darryl, Darryn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Derron, Derryl, Doran, Torrance in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Dorran is pronounced similarly to Daran, Darian, Darion, Darrian, Darrien, Darrion, Darryan, Darryen, Darwin, Darwon, Darwyn, Daryn, Deron, Derren, Derrian, Derwin, Derwyn, Dorian, Dorien, Dorion, Doron, Dorrian, Dorrien, Dorryen and Durwin. Other recommended names are Arran, Corrin, Corwan, Curran, Dargan, Darrah, Darral, Doan, Dolan, Donnan, Doogan, Doram, Doroni, Dougan, Dowan, Durrant, Farran, Ferran, Garran, Goran, Gordan, Gorman, Gorren, Gorrin, Jarran, Joran, Jordan, Jorgan, Jorian, Korrin, Larran, Loran, Lorcan, Lorren, Lorrin, Morgan, Morrgan, Norman, Orran, Tarran, Terran, Toran, Torean, Torran, Torrian and Torrin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dorran.

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