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Ran

Ran is a Japanese feminine name meaning “orchid” (蘭) though there could be other meanings depending on the kanji used. Ran is also a Chinese surname (冉) which could mean “tender” or “weak”. Rán (pronounced rawn) is also the name of a goddess of the sea in Norse mythology who captures sailors in her net and drowns them. She is married to Ægir, a giant, and has nine daughters with him. Her name means “robber” or “robbery”. Ran is also a Hebrew male name meaning “sing”. Ran is also the past tense of run.

Origin: Japanese, Chinese, Norse, Hebrew

Variants:

  • Rán (Norse)
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