Oran is a pleasant classic name for boys. Notable in its simplicity, Oran has an intuitive appeal in places ranging from Northern Europe to the Middle East. Oran was the name of the protagonist of the fantasy tale Oran and the Dragon Crystal, and Oran Berry is also a main character in the Pokemon universe. Keep reading to learn more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Oran:

Irish: Little green one
Scottish Gaelic: Song
Aramaic: Light

Origin of the name Oran:

Oran is a classic name with several possible origins. For Irish speakers, Oran is an anglicized spelling of Odhrán. This name derives from the Irish root odhra (meaning “pale green”). Combined with a suffix, the Irish name Odhrán means “little green one.” Oran may also originate from the Scottish Gaelic word òran (meaning “song”). Finally, Oran has a separate etymology in the Middle East. It originates from the Aramaic root אור and means “light.”

Symbolism of the name Oran:

Oran is an alternative spelling of Odhrán (an Irish name that means “little green one”). Historically, one of the most famous bearers of the name was Saint Oran of Ireland. According to tradition, Oran was a devotee of Saint Patrick and the first Christian martyr in Irish history. The symbol of Saint Oran was the chariot.

baby name Oran

Style of the name Oran:

Classic

Gender of the name Oran:

Oran is a boy's baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Oran:

OH-rawn

Number of syllables in the name Oran:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Oran:

The name Oran evokes feelings of openness and acceptance.

Alternative spellings for the name Oran:

  • Orane
  • Orrin
  • Oren 
  • Orin
  • Orren
  • Oryn
  • Odran
  • Odhrán
  • Orran
  • Odhran

Nicknames for the name Oran:

  • Or
  • Ora 
  • Ory
  • Orie
  • Ran
  • Rannie
  • Rany

Popularity of the name Oran:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Oran was the 5,934th most popular baby name for boys in 2020.

Related names for the name Oran:

Great middle names for Oran and their meanings:

  • Alistair (defender of men)
  • Brandon (broom-covered hill, raven, prince)
  • Charley (free man, strong, virile, petite)
  • Ethan (strong, firm, enduring)
  • Gino (well-born, noble, everlasting)
  • Jagger (carter, peddler, agent)
  • Marshall (enforcer, constable, horse servant)
  • Nathaniel (God has given)
  • Sevyn (seven)
  • Wesley (west meadow)
  • Yadiel (praise of God)

Famous people with the name Oran:

  • Oran Breeland (actor)
  • Oran Coltrane (jazz singer and disc jockey)
  • Oran Wendle Eagleson (psychologist)
  • Oran Kenneth Gragson (politician)
  • Oran “Juice” Jones (singer)
  • Oran Gurel (actor)
  • Oran Leo “Tony” McPherson (politician)
  • Oran Glynn O'Donovan (actor)
  • Oran Milo Roberts (politician)
  • Oran Zegman (film director)

Oran in popular culture:

  • Oran (protagonist of Oran and the Dragon Crystal by A.J. Clinton)
  • Oran Berry (character in the Pokemon universe)