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Roan

What does Roan mean?

Roan Pronunciation of 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).

Associated with: gaelic, little, red.

Variations

Roan has 1 variant: Rowen.

2 more relations via Rowan: Rohan and Rowe.

Creative forms:
(male) Rodan, Ruan, ..

(female) Roanae, Rone, ..

Middle name pairings:
Roan Shalom (R.S.), ..

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)

Roan was first listed in 2003 and reached its apex position of #1399 in the U.S. in the year 2005, and is at #1628 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Roan (#1628 in recent rankings) are Rowan (#219 in recent rankings), Rowen (#647) and Rohan (#667). These relations of Roan were at the height of their popularity in 2015 (usage of 0.14%). Rohan is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Rowan is now higher in the list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Roan, Rohan, Rowan, Rowen in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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 names are Boban, Bran, Cian, Conan, Coyan, Doan, Dolan, Ean, Edan, Eian, Elan, Han, Ifan, Ilan, Iman, Jan, Jovan, Khan, Loman, Nolan, Oran, Rai, Raj, Ram, Rand, Ras, Ray, Read, Roald, Roark, Roban, Robb, Robin, Robyn, Roch, Rock, Roe, Rogan, Romain, Roman, Romano, Rome, Ronan, Ronny, Roshan, Ross, Roul, Rowl, Roydan, Shan, Stan, Tan, Twan, Van and Xan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Roan.

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