Gender: Male Meaning of Taran: "thunder" Origin of Taran: Celtic

Taran Origin and Meaning

The name Taran is a boy's name meaning "thunder".

Taran mac Ainftech was King of the Picts, a people who lived mainly in Scotland, in the 7th century. His name is a relative of the Celtic god of thunder Taranis, a counterpart to Thor. Taran and its spelling variation Taron are both used occasionally for boys today. Though they may feel like invented cousins of Darren and Aaron, they do have genuine history coupled with a sleek modern feel.

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sophie.chantel Says:


This is an old Gaelic name that means "thunder". And I just love it as a boys name!