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 the past tense of run.

Origin: Japanese, Chinese, Norse


  • Rán (Norse)