What does Taran mean?
Taran [taran] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Taran) is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Taran is "thunder". Lloyd Alexander gave the name to his main character and heroine a series of children's books based on Gaelic mythology. Actor Taran Noah Smith.
Taran has 1 variant: Taren.
Affiliated boy name: Terron.Creative forms:
(male) Talran, Tanan, ..
(female) Taryl, Tatar, .. Middle name pairings:
Taran Garrison (T.G.), ..
How popular is Taran?
Taran is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#49965 out of 150436, Top 33%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Taran entered the list in 1992 and reached its apex rank of #1008 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant form and related boy names. Terron is the only other prominent varying form of Taran. These forms of Taran were favored as birth names in 1992.
Taran is alike in pronunciation to Tarin, Taron, Taroon, Taroun, Tarran, Tarren, Tarrin, Tarron, Tarryn, Tarun, Taurean, Teran, Teron, Terran, Terrin, Terryn, Teryn, Tirohn, Toran, Torin, Torion, Torran, Torrian, Torrin and Tyrone▼. Other suggested similar names are Aaran, Abran, Ahran, Aran, Arran, Byran, Claran, Dalan, Daran, Darran, Duran, Eran, Fagan, Fran, Garan, Gavan, Gawan, Harkan, Harlan, Hasan, Jahan, Janan, Jaran, Jarman, Kadan, Kagan, Kalan, Karman, Kiran, Marlan, Odran, Rajan, Sajan, Talin, Talon▲, Tan, Tannan, Tarek, Tarik, Taro, Tarrant, Tavon, Teagan, Tegan, Teman, Tern, Tevan, Tharon, Trai and Twan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Taran.See names in meaning and etymology.