What does Roan mean?
Roan /roan/ [1 syll.] 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▲.more]
How 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 2014), Rohan (#633) and Rowen (#787). These boy names were at the height of their popularity in 2014 (usage of 0.447%). Rowen (#787), Rowan (#239) and Rohan (#633) are three of the more contemporarily stylish birth names here. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the boy name Roan and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Roan is pronounced similarly to Rain, Rane, Ren, Rian, Rien, Rion, Roane, Ron▼, Ronn, Roone, Royan, Ryan▲, Ryen, Ryon and Ryun. Other recommended similar baby names are Doan, Ram, Roban, Rogan, Roman▲, Rome, Ronan▲ and Ronny▼. These names tend to be more commonly used than Roan.