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Meaning and name origin

Taran \t(a)-ran\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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 form: Taren.

For more information, see also the related boy name Terron.


Taran is not a popular first name for males but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#45180 out of 88799, Top 51%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Taran for boys (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Taran name in U.S.

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Similar Names

Taran is also pronounced similarly to Tarin, Taron, Taroon, Taroun, Tarran, Tarren, Tarrin, Tarron, Tarryn, Tarun, Taurean, Teran, Teron, Terran, Teryn, Toran, Torean, Toren, Torin, Torran and Tyron. Other suggested similar baby names are Aaran, Daran, Garan, Jaran, Tern and Tharon. These names tend to be more commonly used than Taran.