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What does Taran mean?

Taran \t(a)-ran\ 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.

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


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)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Taran for boys. Taran has yet to be ranked in the list so far. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names

Taran is alike in pronunciation 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 frequently used than Taran.