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Roshan (boy)

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What does Roshan mean?

Roshan /ro-shan/ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Roshan) is pronounced roh-SHAHN. It is of Farsi and Persian origin, and the meaning of Roshan is "daylight". See also Rashaun.


Roshan has 5 related forms via Rashaun: Rashae, Rashane, Rashawn, Rayshaun and Rayshawn.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Rayshan, Roshanney, ..

(female) Roshanda, Roshanna, ..

How popular is Roshan?

Roshan is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#62775 out of 150436, Top 42%). (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Charted below is the birth name statistics of Roshan for boys. Roshan was first listed in 1998 and reached its apex rank of #1793 in the U.S. in the year 2001, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Rashaun, Rashawn and Rayshawn are the prominent alternative forms of Roshan ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Roshan reached its peak in the year 1998 (average #1217), but now, the version Rashawn has become less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Roshan, Rashaun, Rashawn, Rayshawn in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Roshan is alike in pronunciation to Rishon. Other suggested similar names are Akshan, Deshan, Eoghan, Johan, Mochan, Nishan, Racham, Rajan, Rashad, Reagan, Regan, Roan, Roban, Rodman, Rogan, Rohan, Roldan, Rollan, Roman, Ronan, Roslin, Roslyn, Rowan, Royan, Roydan, Rozen, Rustan and Sohan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Roshan.