Arran - boys name

Arran name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 79%

Arran name meaning:

The name Arran, while traditionally associated with males, has also been used for girls. This name has its roots in Scotland, originating from the Isle of Arran, which is the largest island in the Firth of Clyde. The name encapsulates the beauty and serene nature of the island, making it a unique and meaningful choice for a girl. The Isle of Arran is often referred to as "Scotland in Miniature" due to its rich landscapes, encompassing mountains, woodlands, and beaches, thereby symbolizing nature's diversity and beauty.

The meaning of Arran can also be traced to its Gaelic origins, where it is thought to derive from "Arrain," meaning "peaked island" or from "Arainn," the Gaelic name for the Isle of Arran. This infuses the name with a sense of elevation and prominence, qualities that parents might hope to bestow upon their daughter. Embracing this name could represent a connection to nature, strength, and a pioneering spirit, making Arran a distinctive and inspiring choice for a girl.

Origin: Hebrew

Variant of Aaron: Lofty, exalted, high mountain.

Related names

Aaron , Aarao, Arek, Aronek, Aronne, Aronos, Arran , Arren , Arrin, Arron , Eron

Other boys names beginning with A


Overall UK ranking: 985 out of 4789

30 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (54)

Historical popularity of Arran

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