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indo-european > celtic
This name derives from the Proto-Celtic form of the name “*Toranos”, meaning “thunder”. In present day the Welsh “taranu” and “taran” means “to thunder, thunder” (Breton: taraniñ / taran). In Celtic mythology Taranis was the god of thunder worshipped essentially in Gaul, Gallaecia, Britain and Ireland, but also in the Rhineland and Danube regions, amongst others. Taranis, along with Esus and Toutatis as part of a sacred triad, was mentioned by the Roman poet Lucan in his epic poem Pharsalia as a Celtic deity to whom human sacrificial offerings were made. Taran son of Ainftech was a King of the Picts (692–96) according to the Pictish king-lists. In some instances, the surname may be a variant of the French name "Taurin", which derived from the Latin "taurus", bull, and would have been a nickname given to a large, aggressive man. The creation of surnames from nicknames was a common practice in the Middle Ages, and many modern-day surnames are from medieval nicknames referring to personal characteristics.


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Related names

torin, tarran
Tharain, Tarain, Toran, torin

Use in other languages

gaelic - latinized

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking


Social Security AdministrationThe U.S.A. popularity ranking comes from US Government Social Security Administration.


taran JUST $2.90
taran JUST $2.90
taran JUST $2.90

New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

Numerological Values:

A number 9 person is humane and selfless. Compassion, tolerance, idealism and sensitivity are the hallmarks of number 9. Number 9 individuals often give unselfishly to others.

Chakra Number:
9: The number of the Chakra "Pineal Gland"

The Pineal Gland is about the size of a pea, and is in the center of the brain in a tiny cave behind and above the pituitary gland which lies a little behind the root of the nose. It is located directly behind the eyes, attached to the third ventricle. This chakra is also known as the upper dan tien. The ninth chakra is an interesting chakra in that it is in this chakra that all the Christ abilities lie dormant, waiting to be released and used in the outer and inner worlds. The shift in focus at this time is toward that Christ energy and the accompanying abilities that go along with it. Hence, a great deal of work and energy is now being sent into physical reality to help the individual open up and expand this energy center.

Color meaning:

It is no surprise that gold symbolizes wealth used wisely, but it is also the symbol of good health. People who favor the color gold are optimistic. The Tibetan Buddhist believes in 5 sacred stones: the crystal for light, turquoise for infinity of sea and sky, coral for life and form, gold for the golden ray of the sun, silver for the light of the moon. Gold is intimately linked with Divinity and those gods associated with the Sun. It symbolizes wealth and success.

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Notable people and personalities​

Taran Adarsh, Indian Film Critic
Taran Killam (born 1982) American Actor And Comedian
Taran Noah Smith (born 1984) American Actor
Taran, 7th Century King Of The Picts