Rohan is a well-respected baby name for boys. Deeply ingrained in South Asian culture, this name appears throughout European history and literature as well. Rohan is the name of a fictional kingdom in the Lord of the Rings series, and Rohan Goron was a blacksmith in the Legend of Zelda series. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Rohan:

Sanskrit: Ascending, rising
Irish, Gaelic: Red-haired, ruddy
Sindarin: Horse country

Origin of the name Rohan:

Rohan is a global name with several possible origins. Foremost, it originates from the Sanskrit word रोहण (rohana) and means “ascending” or “rising.” In addition, it is also an alternative spelling of the Irish-Gaelic name Rowan (or Roan). Both names represent modern versions of the Old Irish name Ruadhán or Rúadán, and this name ultimately derives from the Old Gaelic root rúad (meaning “red” or “ruddy”). The Gaelic name is a cognate of the Breton surname Roc'han, and the House of Rohan was an important duchy in Brittany, France. Finally, Rohan also means “horse country” in J.R.R. Tokein's fictional language of Sindarin.

Symbolism of the name Rohan:

Rohan is a Sanskrit name that means “ascending.” It is a popular given name throughout South Asia. The Hindi or Marathi spelling is रोहन, the Bengali spelling is রোহন, and the Kannada spelling is ರೋಹನ್. In South Asian culture, the symbol of Rohan is reddish-brown sandalwood.

Style of the name Rohan:


Gender of the name Rohan:

Rohan is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Rohan:


Number of syllables in the name Rohan:


Emotion evoked from the name Rohan:

The name Rohan evokes feelings of respect and renown.

Alternative spellings for the name Rohan:

Nicknames for the name Rohan:

  • Ro
  • Roe
  • Han

Popularity of the name Rohan:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Rohan was the 797th most popular baby name for boys in 2021.

Related names for the name Rohan:

Great middle names for Rohan and their meanings:

  • Abdul (servant of the most high)
  • Ahmad (most commendable, most praiseworthy)
  • Brock (brook, beck, stream)
  • Chance (luck, fortune, chancellor)
  • Deepak (little lamp, flame, candle, light)
  • Faris (horseman, rider, knight)
  • Gregory (watchful, vigilant, alert)
  • Kunal (lotus)
  • Merrill (pleasant hill, bright sea)
  • Nathan (God has given)
  • Raj (king, emperor, ruler)
  • Sebastian (venerable, revered)
  • Shahrukh (face of the monaarch)
  • Tyler (tiler of roofs)
  • Winthrop (friend village)

Famous people with the name Rohan:

  • Rohan Bopanna (tennis player)
  • Rohan Chand (actor)
  • Rohan Dunstan (YouTube personality)
  • Rohan Blair Mangat (film director)
  • Rohan Anthony Marley (son of reggae singer Bob Marley)
  • Rohan Mehra (model)
  • Rohan Nedd (actor)
  • Rohan Anthony Ricketts (footballer)
  • Rohan Shah (actor)
  • Rohan Vishnu Suppiah (cricketer)

Rohan in popular culture:

  • Rohan (fictional kingdom in the Lord of the Rings series)
  • Rohan Castle (palace located in Saverne, France
  • Rohan Goron (blacksmith in the Legend of Zelda series)
  • Rohan Kishibe (character in JoJo's Bizarre Adventures series)