Roan name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Roan mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Roan

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Roan means "The gift of god. that is what they say about people with these name" and is of English origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Roan
  1. Having a bay, chestnut, brown, or black color, with gray or white thickly interspersed; -- said of a horse."Give my roan a drench." [Shak.]
  2. Made of the leather called roan; as, roan binding.

Etymology: F. rouan; cf. Sp. roano ruano, It. rovano roano

noun Roan
  1. The color of a roan horse; a roan color.
  2. A roan horse.
  3. A kind of leather used for slippers, bookbinding, etc., made from sheepskin, tanned with sumac and colored to imitate ungrained morocco.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A horse having a brownish coat thickly sprinkled with white or gray
  2. A soft sheepskin leather that is colored and finished to resemble morocco; used in bookbinding
  3. (used of especially horses) having a brownish coat thickly sprinkled with white or grey ("a roan horse")

Notable Persons Named Roan

Notable Persons Named Roan

Roan Carneiro

Roan was born on June 2nd, 1978 in Rio de Janeiro.

Roan Young

Roan Young is an athlete for the Savannah S.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Roan

Notable Persons With the Last Name Roan

Charles Howard Roan

Charles Howard Roan is a military person. His military service ended in 1944.

Dan Roan

Ching-Yueh Roan

Ching-Yueh was born in 1958 in Taipei.

Michael Roan

Michael Roan is a football player. He was most prominent from 1995 to 2000. Michael was born on August 29th, 1972 in Iowa City, Iowa.

Oscar Roan

Oscar Roan is a football player for the Cleveland Browns. He was most active from 1975 to 1978. Oscar was born on October 27th, 1951 in Dallas.

John Roan

He breathed his last breath on September 5th, 1692.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Roan U.S.
  White 65.95% 64.26%
  African American 12.27% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 7.72% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 5.80% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.50% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.77% 16.26%

Of Last Name Roan

People with the last name Roan are most frequently White or African American

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Roan

  • How Popular is the name Roan? Roan is the 6,716th most popular name of all time. As a last name Roan was the 9,073rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Roan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,133 babies born with the first name Roan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Roan to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Roan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1926 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Roan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Roan is Friday, March 31st, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Roan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Roan was in 2019 with a total of 131 babies.
  • Random Roan Factoid: According to the 2019 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Roan is not a popular baby boy's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Tennessee have the same name in 2019.
  • Weird things about the name Roan: The name spelled backwards is Naor. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Aorn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Roan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,603 people with the last name Roan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Roan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Roan as their last name.
  • Roan name meaning

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