Odran Name Meaning & Origin
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This Old Irish name is derived derived from a word meaning "pale green" combined with a diminutive suffix. Anglicized variants of this name include Oran, Orin, Orrin, and Oren.
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Multiple saints have used the name Odran and Odhran. The most famous St. Odran (or Odhran) was the charioteer for St. Patrick. Odran was arguably the first Irish Christian martyr since he died protecting Patrick in an ambush led by hostile pagans. His feast day is 19 February.
Odran was an abbot of Meath who accompanied St. Columba to Iona.
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