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What does Taran mean?

Taran Pronunciation of 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. Also form of Terron.


ASSOCIATED WITH gaelic, thunder, books (literary), mythology



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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, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Terron is the only other prominent varying form of Taran. These forms of Taran were favored as birth names in 1992.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Taran, Terron in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Taran and related baby names 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, Terrin, Terryn, Teryn, Tirohn, Toran, Torin, Torion, Torran, Torrian, Torrin and Tyrone. Other suggested similar-sounding 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.

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