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What does Oran mean?

Oran Pronunciation of Oran as a boys' name is of Aramaic, Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Oran is "light; pale". The Hebrew form originated from an Aramaic expression meaning "light", while the English usage of this name is derived from Odhran (Irish, Gaelic) "pale". American Senator Orrin Hatch.


ASSOCIATED WITH irish, light (bright), pale (white)


VARIANTS Oren, Orin, Orran, Orren, Orrin





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How popular is Oran?

Oran is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#46839 out of 150436, Top 31%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Oran reached its highest position of #643 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Odhran, Oren (#1314 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Orin (#1778), Orren and Orrin (#1989) are the prominent related forms of Oran rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Oran were popular with parents during the years 1880-1889 (ADOPTION OF 0.05%) and have become significantly less popular since (ADOPTION 0.02%, 68%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Oran, Oren, Orin, Orren, Orrin in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Oran, Odhran outside U.S.

Similar Names

Oran is alike in pronunciation to Aaran, Aarin, Aaryn, Aeron, Aeryn, Ahran, Ahron, Aren, Arien, Arion, Aron, Arren, Arwyn, Aryon, Ayron, Eran, Erin, Eron, Erwin, Erwyn, Irwin, Irwyn, Oron, Orwynn and Oryon. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Bran, Dan, Dean, Doan, Doran, Ean, Eban, Egan, Elan, Eman, Ernan, Evan, Fran, Gian, Ian, Idan, Ifan, Iman, Ivan, Jian, Juan, Kean, Kiran, Loran, Man, Odon, Ogdan, Ohad, Olav, Olen, Omar, Oral, Orel, Orjan, Orlan, Orman, Orry, Orton, Orv, Osman, Owain, Owen, Owin, Rian, Roan, Shan, Stan, Tan, Taran and Teran. These names tend to be more frequently used than Oran.

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