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Meaning and name origin

Roan \roan\ as a boy's name is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Roan is "little red-head". Roan is a variant of Rowan (Gaelic): also the name of a flowering tree with red berries.

Roan has 1 variant form: Rowen.


Roan is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#9642 out of 88799, Top 11%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Roan for boys (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Roan name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Roan and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Rowan (#239), Rowen (#787) and Roan. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rowan, Rowen in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rowan, Roan outside U.S.

Similar Names

Roan is also pronounced similarly to Rain, Rane, Ren, Rian, Rien, Rion, Roane, Ron, Ronn, Roone, Royan, Ryan, Ryen, Ryon and Ryun. Other suggested similar baby names are Doan, Ram, Roban, Rogan, Rohan, Roman, Rome, Ronan and Ronny. These names tend to be more commonly used than Roan.


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