Aran Meaning and Origin

The name Aran is a boy’s name meaning “plains” and is of Persian origin. In Irish Gaelic, Aran (spelled “Árann”) means “with a pile of stones” or “slopes” and is derived from the Aran Islands off the western coast of Ireland. In Hebrew, Aran is a male name that means “mountain” or “lofty.” In Sanskrit, Aran means “shelter” or “refuge.” Aran is a name with a rich cultural heritage, originating from different parts of the world. Its multiple meanings – from the rugged landscapes of the Aran Islands to the lofty symbolism of mountains in Hebrew and the idea of shelter in Sanskrit – give it depth and versatility.

Names similar to Aran:

  • Eiran
  • Kieran
  • Ronan
  • Adair
  • Lorcan
  • Taran
  • Eamon
  • Declan
  • Bran
  • Ciaran


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