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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Tran mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Tran

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from Uganda, the name Tran is of English origin and means "Pearl".
  • A submission from Washington, United States says the name Tran means "Pearl".
Other origins: Vietnamese and Chinese

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International Interest
  1. (informal) Synonym of transperson

Notable Persons Named Tran

Trần Đại Quang is a Minister of Public Security, Member of the Politburo, Deputy Minister of Public Security, Deputy Director General of the Security Directorate, Ministry of Public Security, Minister ofPublic Security, Member of thePolitburo, and Deputy Minister ofPublic Se. Trần was born on October 12th, 1956 in Ninh Bình Province.


Trần Lệ Xuân was a First Lady of South Vietnam and First LadyofSouth Vietnam. Trần was born on August 22nd, 1924 in Hanoi. She died on April 24th, 2011.


Tran Anh Hung is a film director and screenwriter. He was most active from 1989 to present. Tran was given the name Trần Anh Hùng on December 23rd, 1962 in Da Nang.


Trần Hưng Đạo is royalty. They hold the title Prince of Hưng Đạo and General. Trần was born as the child of Trần Liễu in Thái Bình Province.


Trần Văn Trà is a military person.


Trần Thiện Khiêm is a military person.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Tran

Karrueche was given the name Karrueche Tientrese Tran on May 17th, 1988 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.


Katsuni was given the name Céline Tran on April 9th, 1979 in Lyon.


Natalie was born on July 23rd, 1986 in Sydney. Natalie is also known as Natalie and Communitychannel.



Kimlinh Tran is a voice actress and voice acting. She has been prominent since 2008. Kimlinh was born on December 12th, 1989 in California. Kimlinh is also known as Hnilmik and Kimlinh P. Tran.


Tram-Anh Tran is an actress. Tram-Anh was born Tram-Anh Tran on April 17th, 1979 in New York City.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1975 9 0 9
1977 8 8 0
1978 12 5 7
1979 13 8 5
1980 35 18 17
1981 32 23 9
1982 19 19 0
1983 24 15 9
1984 23 14 9
1985 26 26 0
1986 25 17 8
1987 19 12 7
1988 26 19 7
1989 19 19 0
1990 29 22 7
1991 19 19 0
1992 33 22 11
1993 36 28 8
1994 28 23 5
1995 25 20 5
1996 13 13 0
1997 19 19 0
1998 8 8 0
1999 15 15 0
2000 13 13 0
2001 9 9 0
2002 12 12 0
2003 11 11 0
2004 15 15 0
2005 12 12 0
2006 14 14 0
2007 15 15 0
2008 11 11 0
2009 8 8 0
2010 8 8 0
2011 10 10 0
2012 6 6 0
2013 7 7 0
2014 6 6 0
2015 5 5 0
2017 5 5 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 Tran

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Tran as a last name

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Common last names for Tran

  • Tran
  • Nguyen
  • Ly
  • Truong

Common first names for Tran

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tran U.S.
  White 1.35% 64.26%
  African American 0.10% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 96.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.03% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.70% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.81% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tran

People with the last name Tran are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Tran

  • How Popular is the name Tran? Tran is the 13,422nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Tran was the 132nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tran have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 682 babies born with the first name Tran in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tran to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tran? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Tran first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tran is Monday, April 26th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Tran born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tran was in 1993 with a total of 28 babies.
  • Random Tran Factoid: According to the 1987 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tran is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1987.
  • Weird things about the name Tran: Your name in reverse order is Nart. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nrta. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tran? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 188,498 people with the last name Tran.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tran? Tran was ranked as the 132nd most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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