Toran name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Toran

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Toran means "Chief" and is of English origin.
  2. A user from California, U.S. says the name Toran means "Watchtower".
  3. A user from Missouri, U.S. says the name Toran means "Warrior for the Lord God".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
A gateway, commonly of wood, but sometimes of stone, consisting of two upright pillars carrying one to three transverse lintels. It is often minutely carved with symbolic sculpture, and serves as a monumental approach to a Buddhist temple.

Etymology: Skr. tōraṇa an arch, a gate


From a Sanskrit word for an arch or gate.

  1. (architecture) A gateway consisting of two upright pillars carrying one to three transverse lintels, often minutely carved with symbolic sculpture, and serving as a monumental approach to a Buddhist temple.

toran was also found in the following language(s): Finnish

Notable Persons Named Toran

Notable Persons Named Toran

Toran Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana

Toran Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana is a police officer and officer (armed forces).

Toran James

Toran James is a football player. He was most active from 1997 to 2002. Toran was born on March 8th, 1974 in Richmond, Virginia.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Toran

Notable Persons With the Last Name Toran

Lane Toran

Lane Toran is an actor, voice actor, and musician. His career lasted from 1995 to 2004. Lane was given the name Lane Toran Caudell on October 15th, 1982.

Stacey Toran

Stacey was born on October 11th, 1961 in Indianapolis. He died on August 5th, 1989.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Toran U.S.
  White 25.54% 64.26%
  African American 64.62% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.02% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.64% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.94% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.24% 16.26%

Of Last Name Toran

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Toran

  • How Popular is the name Toran? Toran is the 21,053rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Toran was the 29,986th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Toran have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 339 babies born with the first name Toran in the United States. That's more than enough people named Toran to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Toran? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1965 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Toran first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Toran is Wednesday, November 20th, 1895.
  • What year had the most people named Toran born? The highest recorded use of the first name Toran was in 1987 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Toran: The name spelled backwards is Narot. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ntora. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Toran? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 783 people with the last name Toran.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Toran? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Toran as their last name since less than 1 person in 370k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Toran name meaning

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