What does Goran mean?
Goran \g(o)-ran\ as a boys' name is of Slavic and Swedish origin, and the meaning of Goran is "mountain; farmer". Made famous by Croatian poet Ivan Goran Kovacic (20th century), who was born in Lukovdol, in a mountainous (gora) region of western Croatia, from which his middle name was derived. Göran or Jöran (see Joran) is also the Swedish form of George.
Goran has 35 different forms via George, Joran: Egor, Georas, Geordi, Geordie, Georg, Georges, Georgi, Georgie, Georgio, Georgios, Georgiy, Georgy, Gheorghe, Giorgi, Giorgio, Giorgios, Giorgius, Gyorgy, Gyuri, Igor, Jerzy, Jiri, Joran, Jorgan, Jorge, Jorgen, Jorian, Joron, Jurek, Jurgen, Jurik, Ygor, Yorick, Yorik and Yurik.
Goran is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#70679 out of 150436, Top 47%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Goran and corresponding names. George (#134 last year) and Jorge (#207) are the popular alternative forms of Goran (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names reached its apex during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.91%) and is now much lower (usage 0.8295%, down 8.8%). Jorge (#207) is the most chic name for newborns among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Goran is pronounced similarly to Garan, Garen, Garin, Garon, Garran, Goren, Gorin, Gorren and Gorrin. Other suggested similar baby names are Doran, Geron, Gjorn, Gorav, Gordan, Gorham, Gorman, Loran and Toran. Like Goran, these names are not frequently used.