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What does Goran mean?

Goran Pronunciation of Goran [goran] 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.

Associated with: mountain, farmer, famous, 20th century (modern).


23 different relations via George, Joran: Georas, Geordi, Georg, Georgi, Georgy, Giorgi, Gyorgy, Joran, Jorck, Jordi, Jorg, Jorgan, Jorge, Jorgen, Jorian, Joris, Jorn, Joron, Jory, Jurian, Orjan, Seoras and Yorik.

Creative forms:
(male) Goral, Graan, ..

(female) Gorne, Gorny, ..

Middle name pairings:
Goran Sidney (G.S.), ..

How popular is Goran?

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. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. George (#136 from recent data), Jorge (#225), Jordi (#1175) and Jory are the popular alternative forms of Goran (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Goran was common in the 1880s (median #1501) and is now much reduced (#884, down 94.1%). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of George, Jordi, Jorge, Jory in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Goran is pronounced similarly to Garan, Garen, Garin, Garion, Garon, Garran, Garren, Garrin, Garron, Garwen, Garwin, Garwyn, Goren, Gorin, Gorren, Gorrin, Gurion and Guryon. Other suggested similar names are Aaran, Aran, Arran, Colan, Conan, Cowan, Coyan, Cyran, Doan, Dolan, Doran, Dorian, Dorran, Dowan, Duran, Eran, Fran, Gahan, Garvan, Gavan, Gawan, Gehan, Geron, Gian, Gjorn, Gobban, Godin, Gopal, Gorav, Gordan, Gorham, Gorman, Gorten, Gourav, Gram, Grant, Hogan, Jordan, Jovan, Kiran, Kyran, Logan, Loran, Lorcan, Morgan, Norman, Odran, Oran, Orran, Rogan, Roman, Ronan, Rowan, Royan, Teran, Toran and Torean. These names tend to be more frequently used than Goran.

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