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What does Loran mean?

Loran Pronunciation of Loran [lo-ran] as a name for boys has the meaning "from Laurentum". Loran is an alternate form of Loren (English, Latin): modern variation of Lorenzo and Lawrence.


Loran has 5 variants: Lorin, Loron, Lorren, Lorrin and Loryn.

Creative forms:
(male) Liran, Lyran, ..

(female) Lorai, Lorani, ..

Middle name pairings:
Loran Wendell (L.W.), ..

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. Demographics)

Loran reached its peak rank of #847 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Loran name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Loran are Loren and Lorin. Other variants, like Loryn, are seldom used. These forms of Loran were at the peak of their popularity 95 years ago (adoption of 0.1%), but now, the version Loren has become less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Loran, Loren, Lorin in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Loran and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Loran is alike in pronunciation to Laren, Larin, Laron, Larran, Larren, Larrin, Larron, Laurean, Lauren, Laurian, Leeron, Leron, Lerone and Lyron. Other recommended names are Aaran, Abran, Ahran, Aran, Boban, Bran, Byran, Colan, Conan, Corwan, Cowan, Cyran, Doan, Dolan, Doran, Dorran, Dowan, Duran, Efran, Garan, Goran, Gordan, Gorman, Joran, Jordan, Jorgan, Jorian, Jovan, Laban, Laranz (see Lawrence), Lavan, Liron, Logan, Loman, Lon, Lonn, Lorant, Lorcan, Lord, Lorenc, Loreno, Lorent, Loring, Lorn, Lorne, Loucan, Morgan, Norman, Oran, Orran, Roan, Roban, Rogan, Rohan, Ronan, Rowan, Royan, Sohan, Teran, Toran and Torran. These names tend to be more frequently used than Loran.

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