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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
(imp.) of Run.
noun Ran
Open robbery.

Etymology: AS. rān

noun Ran
Yarns coiled on a spun-yarn winch.

Old English ran

  1. (obsolete) Open robbery.

    ran was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Chuukese, Danish, German, Gilbertese, Japanese, Lojban, Mandarin, Namakura, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Serbo-Croatian, Slovene, Tok Pisin, Ulau-Suain, and Welsh

    Notable Persons Named Ran

    Ran Laurie was a general practitioner and physician. Ran was given the name William George Ranald Mundell Laurie on May 4th, 1915 in Grantchester, Cambridgeshire, England. He breathed his last breath on September 19th, 1998.


    Ran was born on September 4th, 1980.


    Ran Danker is a pop music actor, singing, and model (people). His ongoing career started in 2007. Ran was given the name Khalil Danker on January 7th, 1984 in Virginia.


    Ran was born on July 26th, 1965.


    Ran Min was royalty. He has been prominent since 350. He died on June 1st, 0352.


    Ran Blake is a jazz musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1950. Ran was born on April 20th, 1935 in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Ran

    Nâzım Hikmet Ran was a poet, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, director, memoirist, and memoir. Nâzım was given the name Nâzım Hikmet on January 15th, 1902 in Salonica, Ottoman Empire. He died on June 3rd, 1963.


    Mega Ran is a hip hop music and nerdcore rapping, songwriter, record producer, and teacher. His career lasted from 2006 to 2006. Mega was given the name Raheem Jameel Jarbo on September 3rd, 1977. Mega is also known as Random, Random Beats, Big Ran, and Mega Ran; Random.


    Choi Ran is an actor and actress. She has been prominent since 1979. Choi was born on November 30th, 1960 in Gimcheon.


    Jo was born in 1969. Jo is also known as Cho Gyeongran, Jo Kyung-ran, and Jo Kyung Ran.


    Jang Young Ran is a vj (media personality), entertainment, and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to present. Jang was born on September 19th, 1979.


    Chen Ran is a short story writer, critic, essayist, short story, and list of essayists. She was most active from 1990 to 1990. Chen was born in 1962 in Beijing, China.


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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Ran U.S.
      White 27.34% 64.26%
      African American 6.73% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 60.58% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 3.57% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Ran

    People with the last name Ran are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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    Fun Facts about the name Ran

    • How Popular is the name Ran? Ran is the 37,484th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ran was the 31,724th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Ran have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 94 babies born with the first name Ran in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ran to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ran? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1887 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Ran first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ran is Wednesday, January 10th, 1877.
    • What year had the most people named Ran born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ran was in 1979 with a total of 8 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Ran: Your name in reverse order is Nar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rna. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Ran? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 728 people with the last name Ran.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ran? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ran as their last name since less than 1 person in 400k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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