Oran - boys name

Oran name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 75%

Oran name meaning:

The name Oran is of Irish and Scottish origin, derived from the Gaelic name "Odhran" or "Órán." It has various meanings and interpretations. One of the most common meanings of Oran is "little pale green one" or "little green one." This may be attributed to the Gaelic word "ór," which means "gold" or "golden," and the diminutive suffix "-án," which makes it "little golden one." The color green is often associated with growth, renewal, and nature, so this interpretation can suggest a connection to these qualities.

Additionally, Oran is derived from the name of a saint in Irish history, Saint Odhran. He was a companion of Saint Columba, who is an important figure in Celtic Christianity. The name Oran can also be associated with the meaning "dark-haired" or "dark complexioned," as it is derived from the Irish word "dubh" meaning "dark" or "black." This interpretation may refer to physical characteristics and highlights the diversity of possible meanings for the name.

Overall, the name Oran has a rich and diverse history, with potential meanings related to color, nature, and physical attributes.

Origin: Celtic


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Overall UK ranking: 1184 out of 4789

23 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (191)

Historical popularity of Oran

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