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What does Rohan mean?

Rohan /ro-han/ as a boys' name is pronounced ro-HAHN. It is of Irish and Sanskrit origin, and the meaning of Rohan is "red-haired, red; ascending".


Rohan has 2 variants: Roane and Royan.

Related boy name: Rowan.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Rohanne, Rowhan, ..

(female) Rohanne, Rohanney, ..

How popular is Rohan?

Rohan is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#11141 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name history of Rohan for boys. Rohan was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its top rank of #480 in the U.S. in 2004, and is currently at #633. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Rowan (#239 the previous year) is the only other popular alternative form of Rohan (#633 the previous year) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Rohan is more pronounced in 2014 (median #436). Rohan has been the top favorite, though Rowan is currently the more favored form.

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

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Athan, Boban, Bohdan, Cahan, Chan, Colan, Conan, Cowan, Coyan, Doan, Dolan, Doran, Dowan, Eoghan, Ethan, Gahan, Gehan, Goran, Hogan, Jahan, Jehan, Johan, Joran, Jovan, Kahan, Khan, Logan, Loman, Loran, Mochan, Nolan, Raham, Rajan, Regan, Rian, Roan, Roban, Robin, Robyn, Rodas, Rodman, Rogan, Rojay, Roland, Roldan, Rollan, Romain, Roman, Romano, Ron, Ronal, Ronan, Ronn, Roshan, Rowen, Royal, Roydan, Rozen, Ryan, Rylan, Shan, Sohan and Toran. These names tend to be more frequently used than Rohan.