Taran

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2k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Taran

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  • According to a user from Australia, the name Taran is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Star".
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Notable Persons Named Taran

Taran Killam is an actor, voice actor, writer, comedian, singer, voice acting, and screenwriter. His most notable accomplishments were from 1994 to present. Taran was given the name Taran Hourie Killam on April 1st, 1982 in Culver City, California, U.S.

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Taran Noah Smith is an actor. He was most active from 1991 to 2002. Taran was born on April 8th, 1984 in San Francisco. Taran is also known as Taran Smith.

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Taran Adarsh is a film critic, film trade analyst, film criticism, business analyst, and filmtrade analyst. He was most prominent from 1981 to present. Taran was born Taran Adarsh on June 13th, 1965.

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Taran was born in California.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Taran

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Oleh Taran is a soccer player for the FC Metalurh Zaporizhya, FC Dynamo Kyiv, FC Chornomorets Odesa, SC Odesa, PFC CSKA Moscow, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, Wydad Casablanca, Hapoel Tzafririm Holon F.C., Markaryds IF, and FC Enerhiya Nova Kakhovka. Oleh was born on January 11th, 1960 in Ordzhonikidze, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.

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Igor Taran is a soccer player for the FC Shurtan Guzar, FK Andijan, FC Bunyodkor, FC Nasaf, and Uzbekistan national football team. Igor was born on December 29th, 1983 in G‘uzor.

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Ionuţ was born on April 8th, 1987 in Toplița.

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Maricica was born on January 4th, 1962. Maricica is also known as Jordache and Maricica Titie.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1967 5 5 0
1969 5 5 0
1971 9 0 9
1972 5 0 5
1973 8 0 8
1974 6 0 6
1975 13 6 7
1976 16 6 10
1977 6 0 6
1978 26 14 12
1979 22 9 13
1980 15 7 8
1981 12 6 6
1982 49 38 11
1983 39 32 7
1984 48 32 16
1985 59 53 6
1986 35 22 13
1987 22 10 12
1988 29 16 13
1989 24 13 11
1990 33 15 18
1991 48 17 31
1992 142 25 117
1993 127 23 104
1994 121 23 98
1995 125 30 95
1996 110 28 82
1997 84 9 75
1998 101 10 91
1999 98 16 82
2000 58 10 48
2001 56 6 50
2002 57 9 48
2003 65 13 52
2004 59 9 50
2005 42 6 36
2006 64 12 52
2007 70 5 65
2008 52 5 47
2009 55 0 55
2010 41 0 41
2011 47 0 47
2012 57 8 49
2013 41 0 41
2014 55 7 48
2015 45 0 45
2016 32 0 32
2017 30 0 30

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Popularity of Taran as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Taran U.S.
  White 89.36% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.19% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.17% 16.26%

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People with the last name Taran are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Taran

  • How Popular is the name Taran? Taran is the 6,068th most popular name of all time. As a last name Taran was the 45,495th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Taran have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,368 babies born with the first name Taran in the United States. That's more than enough people named Taran to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Taran? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1967 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Taran first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Taran is Wednesday, March 16th, 1949.
  • What year had the most people named Taran born? The highest recorded use of the first name Taran was in 1992 with a total of 117 babies.
  • Random Taran Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Taran is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Taran: Your name in reverse order is Narat. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Atanr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Taran? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 470 people with the last name Taran.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Taran? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Taran as their last name since less than 1 person in 625k 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).
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