Oran - Meaning of Oran
[ 2 syll. o-ran, or-an ] The baby boy name Oran is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is AOR-ehN †. Oran is largely used in the English and Irish languages, and it is derived from Celtic and Hebrew origins. Celtic origin: The name is Anglicized from Odhrán, which itself originated as a nickname from the diminutive of 'odhar' (meaning green; sallow) possibly in reference to a pale complexion. It was borne by various early saints, notably a 6th-century abbot of Meath and loyal follower of Saint Columba.
Oran is an English variant of the name Oren (English and Hebrew).
The name Orna (Irish) is the female equivalent of Oran.
Oran is a rare baby name for boys. At the modest peak of its usage in 1901, 0.015% of baby boys were given the name Oran. Its ranking then was #486. The baby name has since steeply fallen in popularity, and is now of irregular use. Out of all boy names in its group, Oran was nonetheless the most popular in 2018. In the past century Oran has predominantly been a baby boy name.
† Pronunciation for Oran: AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"