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What does Duran mean?

Duran [du-ran] as a boys' name means "firm, enduring". Duran is a variant form of Durand (French, Latin).


Duran has 3 different relations via Durand: Durant, Durante and Durrant.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Doaran, Duranne, ..

(female) Duranna, Duranney, ..

How popular is Duran?

Duran is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#434 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Shown below is the baby name history of Duran for boys. Duran entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its peak position of #1392 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the statistics of the boy name Duran and affiliated names. The only other prominent varying form of Duran is Durand. Other variants, like Durante, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Duran was well-received among parents 34 years ago (median #1696).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Duran, Durand in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Duran is alike in pronunciation to Daren, Darien, Daron, Darran, Darren, Darrian, Darron, Darryan, Darwon, Darwyn, Daryn, Deron, Derren, Derrian, Derrin, Derwin, Derwyn, Doran, Dorian, Doron, Dorran, Dorren, Dorrin, Durwin and Durwyn. Other recommended names are Aaran, Abran, Aran, Bran, Byran, Curran, Dagan, Daman, Dan, Dargan, Devan, Doan, Dolan, Doram, Dougan, Dray, Duane, Dugal, Dugan, Duggan, Duncan, Dunn, Dureau, Durland, Dustan, Duval, Duwain, Dylan, Efran, Eran, Euan, Eunan, Fran, Furman, Garan, Goran, Jaran, Jeran, Joran, Juan, Jurian, Kiran, Kyran, Lucan, Lukan, Odran, Orran, Taran, Teran and Toran. These names tend to be more frequently used than Duran.