What does Loran mean?
Loran /lo-ran/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys. Loran's name origins are English and Latin, and the meaning of Loran is "from Laurentum". Loran is an alternate form of Loren (English, Latin): modern variation of Lorenzo and Lawrence. Compare last name Lloren.
How popular is Loran?
Loran is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#32984 out of 150436, Top 22%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Loran for boys. Loran entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its peak rank of #905 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Popular alternative forms of Loran are Loren and Lorin. Variants like Loryn are seldom used. These boy names were at the peak of their popularity during 1940-1949 (usage of 0.3333%) and are now significantly less popular, with the version Loren becoming less trendy. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Loran and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Loran is alike in pronunciation to Laren, Larin, Laron, Larran, Leron and Lyron. Other recommended similar baby names are Doran, Goran, Joran, Liron, Logan▲, Loman, Lorant, Lorcan, Loreno, Lorn, Lorne▼ and Toran. These names tend to be more frequently used than Loran.