What does Oran mean?
Oran [oran] as a boys' name is of Aramaic, Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Oran is "light; pale". The Hebrew form originated from an Aramaic expression meaning "light", while the English usage of this name is derived from Odhran (Irish, Gaelic) "pale". American Senator Orrin Hatch.
Affiliated boy name: Or.
1 more relation via Odhran: Odran.Creative forms:
(male) Osan, Otan, ..
(female) Oranna, Orne, .. Middle name pairings:
Oran Braxten (O.B.), ..
How popular is Oran?
Oran is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#46839 out of 150436, Top 31%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Oran reached its highest position of #643 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Odhran, Oren (#1352 from current records), Orin (#1876), Orren and Orrin (#1810) are the prominent related forms of Oran rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Oran were popular with parents during the years 1880-1889 (adoption of 0.05%) and have become significantly less popular since (adoption 0.02%, ▼71%).
Oran▼ is alike in pronunciation to Aaran, Aarin, Aaryn, Aeron, Aeryn, Ahran, Ahron, Aren, Arien, Arion, Aron▲, Arren, Arwyn, Aryon, Ayron, Eran, Erin▼, Eron, Erwin▼, Erwyn, Irwin▼, Irwyn, Oron, Orwynn and Oryon. Other suggested similar names are Bran, Dan▼, Dean, Doan, Doran, Ean▲, Eban, Egan, Elan, Eman, Ernan, Evan, Fran, Gian, Ian▲, Idan, Ifan, Iman, Ivan▲, Jian, Juan, Kean, Kiran, Loran, Man, Odon, Ogdan, Ohad, Olav, Olen▼, Omar, Oral▼, Orel, Orjan, Orlan, Orman, Orry, Orton, Orv, Osman, Owain, Owen▲, Owin, Rian, Roan, Shan, Stan▼, Tan, Taran and Teran. These names tend to be more frequently used than Oran.See names in meaning and etymology.