What does Duran mean?
Duran /du-ran/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name. Duran's roots are French and Latin, and Duran means "firm, enduring". Duran is a variant transcription of Durand (French, Latin). Compare last name Durran.
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)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Duran and affiliated names. The only prominent varying form of Duran (outside Top 1000) is Dante (#314 a year ago). Variants like Durante are seldom used. Adoption of this boy name reached its peak in the year 1997 (usage of 0.8%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.686%, down 14.3%). Dante (#314) is the most fashionable boy name here, with this name having a rekindling in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Duran is alike in pronunciation to Daran, Daren▼, Darian▼, Darin▼, Daron▼, Darran, Daryn, Deron▼, Doran, Dorian▲, Doron, Dorran, Durwin and Durwyn. Other recommended similar baby names are Doram and Dugan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Duran.