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pinWhat does Roan mean?

Roan /roan/ as a boys' name is of Gaelic derivation, and the meaning of Roan is "little red-head". Roan is a version of Rowan (Gaelic). Compare last name Ruan.


Roan has 1 variant: Rowen.

Roan has 2 more relations via Rowan: Rohan and Rowe.

Kreatif forms: Raroan, Roanne, Roanra. [more]

pinHow popular is Roan?

Roan is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#9027 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Popular related forms of Roan (not in Top 1000) are Rowan (#239 in recent rankings), Rohan (#633) and Rowen (#787). These relations of Roan were at the height of their popularity in 2014 (usage of 0.447%). Rowan is more ubiquitous than the rest, although Rowen appears to be gaining popularity too. Below is a graphed analysis of the history of the boy name Roan and associated names. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

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Roan is pronounced similarly to Rain, Raine, Rane, Rayne, Ren, Renne, Rian, Rien, Rion, Roane, Ron, Ronn, Roone, Royan, Rune, Ryan, Ryen, Ryne, Ryon and Ryun. Other recommended similar baby names are Boban, Bran, Cian, Conan, Coyan, Doan, Dolan, Ean, Edan, Elan, Eran, Fran, Gyan, Hogan, Ilan, Iman, Ivan, Jean, Khan, Logan, Loran, Oran, Rai, Raj, Ram, Rand, Ray, Read, Roald, Roark, Roban, Robb, Robin, Robyn, Roch, Rock, Roe, Rogan, Roland, Romain, Roman, Romano, Rome, Ronan, Ronny, Roshan, Ross, Roul, Rowl, Roydan, Shan, Stan, Tan, Twan and Xan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Roan.