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Meaning and name origin

Goran \g(o)-ran\ as a boy's 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 is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Goran and related names. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is George (#134). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of George in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Goran is also 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 commonly used.