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What does Roban mean?

Roban Pronunciation of Roban [roban] as a boys' name is of Old German and English derivation, and the meaning of the name Roban is "bright fame; famous, bright, shining". Roban is an alternate form of Robert (Old German). Roban is also a variant of Robin (English).

Associated with: bright, fame.


Roban has 4 variants: Robben, Robbin, Robbyn and Robyn.

12 more relations via Robert, Robin: Bob, Bobby, Rab, Riobard, Rob, Robb, Robbie, Robbins, Robby, Robers, Robi and Robson.

Creative forms:
(male) Raban, Rodban, ..

(female) Roah, Roray, ..

Middle name pairings:
Roban Jonael (R.J.), ..

How popular is Roban?

Roban is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Roban is an unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Roban (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Robert (#63 a year ago), Bobby (#738), Robin (#973), Robyn, Robby, Robbie, Rob, Robb, Bob and Robbin. Other forms, like Riobard, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Roban reached its apex during 1930-1939 (adoption of 6.48%) and is now significantly diminished (adoption 0.35%, down 94.6%), with versions like Robby going out of style. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bob, Bobby, Rob, Robb, Robbie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Robbin, Robby, Robert, Robin, Robyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bobby, Robbie, Robert, Robin outside U.S.

Similar Names

Roban is pronounced similarly to Reuban, Reuben, Reubin, Ruben and Rubin. Other recommended names are Alban, Auban, Boban, Colan, Conan, Cowan, Coyan, Doan, Dolan, Doran, Dowan, Eban, Gobban, Goran, Hogan, Johan, Joran, Jovan, Laban, Logan, Loman, Loran, Nolan, Rajan, Regan, Rian, Roan, Roane, Rodas, Rodman, Rogan, Rohan, Rojay, Roland, Roldan, Rollan, Romain, Roman, Romano, Ron, Ronal, Ronan, Ronn, Roshan, Rowan, Rowen, Royal, Royan, Roydan, Rozen, Ryan, Rylan, Sohan, Toran and Urban. These names tend to be more frequently used than Roban.

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