Rohan: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Rohan

Rohan

Pronunciation: ROH-han, ROH-ən (key)

The name Rohan is many things to many people. It's a Hindi name, an alternate spelling of the Irish Rowan, and a place name from The Lord of the Rings. To top it off, the Hindi version became a standard in the Caribbean thanks to legendary cricket player Rohan Kanhai. Got that? Then you're ready to tackle the pronunciations. If you want an Irish style, say "Rowan," otherwise pronounce a hard "h."

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An anglicized form of the Irish personal name Ruadhán/Ruadhain "red/red haired". Basically the word red, ruadh, with a diminutive suffix. Another more common anglicization is Rowan.

A Tolkien name relating to "land of the horse lords". Tolkien was aware of the place in Brittany, France called Rohan and that it was a surname of an old aristocratic French family.

Rohan is also a Sanskrit name meaning "to ascend".

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It is a great name, especially in the Afrikaans South African culture where it is mostly spelled Ruan. It is a great name that does not fade into the crowd.

Nicknames for Rohan: | Edit

Roe, Hanz, Hans, Han

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Famous real-life people named Rohan: | Edit

Rohan Marley, Musician and son of Bob Marley

Rohan in song, story & screen: | Edit

- In Lord of the Rings.
- Rohan is a newborn in the Nickelodeon serie: 'Avatar: The Legend Of Korra'.

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