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What does Odhran mean?

Odhran Pronunciation of Odhran [odhran] as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Odhran is "pale". Name of an Irish martyr (fourth century), who was the charioteer for Saint Patrick the Enlightener of Ireland.

Associated with: irish, pale (white).


Odhran has 2 variants: Odran and Oran.

Creative forms:
(male) Odhman, Odhrin, ..

(female) Odhan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Odhran Alister (O.A.), ..

How popular is Odhran?

Odhran is an unusual first name for males. Odhran is an equally uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Odhran reached its top rank of #66 in Ireland in 2014, and is currently at #66. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Oran is the only other prominent variation form of Odhran ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Odhran was more pronounced among parents a century ago, but now, the form Oran has become less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Oran in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Odhran, Oran outside U.S.

Similar Names

Odhran is alike in pronunciation to Adrain, Adrean, Adrian, Adrin, Adron, Adryan and Edrian. Other recommended names are Abran, Adan, Adiran, Adnan, Ahran, Ahsan, Amiran, Aran, Byran, Cahan, Chan, Ciaran, Cochran, Curran, Cyran, Daran, Doran, Dorran, Duran, Ednan, Efran, Ehsan, Eran, Ethan, Farran, Fran, Fuhrman, Gahan, Garan, Gehan, Goran, Ishaan, Jarran, Jehan, Jeran, Johan, Joran, Kahan, Keiran, Kieran, Kiran, Kyran, Larran, Lehman, Oberon, Odilon, Odin, Odon, Ogdan, Ondrae, Ondray (see Ondre), Oral, Oren, Orin, Orjan, Orlan, Orman, Oron, Orran, Osman, Ossian, Othman, Shaan, Shan, Sohan, Toran, Udayan and Zimran. These names tend to be more frequently used than Odhran.

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