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since 1880
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Origin and Meaning of Saran

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     Indian (Sanskrit)

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  • According to a user from India, the name Saran is of Hindu origin and means "God of love".
  • A user from Canada says the name Saran is of African origin and means "Name from Mali (Africa). In this country pronunciation is Sa /ran/ and spelling Saranh".
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  1. Any of various thermoplastic resins used to make things

From a trade name coined by the Dow Chemical Co. for for a number of monomers and polymers made from vinylidene chloride (especially polyvinylidene chloride)

  1. A plastic resin used to make packaging films.

saran was also found in the following language(s): Dalmatian and Finnish

Notable Persons Named Saran

Saran is a director and producer. He has had major accomplishments since 1998. Saran was given the name K. V. Saravanan in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.


Saran Kaba Jones is a founder, executive director of face africa, goodwill ambassador for river cess county, wef young global leader 2013, and executive director offace africa. Saran was given the name Saran Kaba on June 21st, 1982 in Monrovia.


Porsche Saran Sirilak is an actor and singer. Porsche was given the name Saran Sirilak on November 14th, 1991 in Bangkok. Porsche is also known as Porsche.


Saran DramaSchool is an actor. They were most prominent from 2012 to present. Saran was born on May 31st, 1988 in Thiruvananthapuram.


Saran Hawlader is an athlete for the Feni Soccer Club.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Saran

Shriya Saran is an actor, model (people), philanthropy, actress, model, and philanthropist. She has been prominent since 2001. Shriya was given the name Shriya Pushpendra Saran on September 11th, 1982 in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. Shriya is also known as Shriya and Shreya.


Saran is a director and producer. He has had major accomplishments since 1998. Saran was given the name K. V. Saravanan in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.


Shyam Saran is a 25th Foreign Secretary (India). Shyam was born on September 4th, 1946.


Sapan Saran is an actor, theatre director, poet, writer, and actress. Her ongoing career started in 2009. Sapan was born Sapan Saran in 28 in Mumbai.


Acharya Ramlochan Saran was a writer. He was most active from 19 to 19. Acharya was born on February 11th, 1889 in Sitamarhi Bihar, India. He passed away on May 14th, 1971.


Nishit Saran was a filmmaker and gay rights activist. Nishit was born on May 21st, 1976 in New Delhi. Nishit is also known as Nish Saran. He left this life on April 23rd, 2002.


How popular is the baby name Saran in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1951 6 6 0
1955 7 7 0
1966 6 6 0
1971 8 8 0
1972 11 11 0
1973 13 13 0
1974 8 8 0
1975 13 13 0
1976 11 11 0
1977 16 16 0
1978 12 12 0
1979 19 19 0
1980 15 15 0
1981 16 16 0
1982 11 11 0
1983 18 18 0
1984 15 15 0
1985 19 19 0
1986 20 20 0
1987 14 14 0
1988 14 14 0
1989 14 14 0
1990 6 6 0
1991 7 7 0
1992 12 12 0
1993 14 14 0
1994 6 6 0
1995 11 11 0
1996 14 14 0
1997 13 13 0
1998 15 15 0
1999 13 13 0
2000 13 13 0
2001 6 6 0
2002 7 7 0
2003 7 7 0
2004 9 9 0
2005 19 13 6
2006 22 14 8
2007 15 15 0
2008 13 13 0
2009 8 8 0
2010 15 10 5
2011 11 11 0
2012 9 9 0
2013 17 17 0
2014 6 6 0
2016 15 9 6
2017 8 8 0
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Saran

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Popularity of Saran as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Saran U.S.
  White 38.33% 64.26%
  African American 2.58% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 53.78% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.90% 16.26%

Of Last Name Saran

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

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Fun Facts about the name Saran

  • How Popular is the name Saran? Saran is the 14,606th most popular name of all time. As a last name Saran was the 36,099th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Saran have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 597 babies born with the first name Saran in the United States. That's more than enough people named Saran 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 Saran? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1951 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Saran first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Saran is Sunday, November 18th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Saran born? The highest recorded use of the first name Saran was in 1986 with a total of 20 babies.
  • Random Saran Factoid: According to the 1983 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Saran is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1983.
  • Weird things about the name Saran: Your name in reverse order is Naras. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Anasr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Saran? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 621 people with the last name Saran.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Saran? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Saran as their last name since less than 1 person in 476k 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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