Quick Facts on Rohan
- English, Irish
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Ascending; Horse country; or Ruddy complexion
- Highly Intuitive
- Spiritual Teacher
- Extremely Bright
Etymology & Historical Origin - Rohan
There are three possible etymologies for the masculine personal name Rohan. For one, Rohan is the Sanskrit word for “ascending” but is also used to mean “healing, medicine”. On the other hand, Rohan is a literary place name creation by J.R.R. Tolkien in his Lord of the Rings trilogy. In the fictional language of Sindarin, Rohan means “country of horses” and is located in Middle-earth, draped by grasslands and inhabited by men known for their horses and cavalry. Lastly, Rohan is the transferred use of an early medieval Irish surname, an anglicized variation of the old Gaelic Ruadhain from “ruadh” meaning “red”, originating from a nickname to signify a red-head or ruddy complexion (similar to the name Rowen). Today the name is moderately ranked in the United States and the Netherlands. It is, however, the 5th most popular name given to baby boys born of Indian descent in America. From this perspective, Rohan is an “ascending” name of importance.
Popularity of the Name Rohan
Rohan came onto the American male naming scene for the first time in 1995. This was likely due to the increasing Indian population, an immigration wave which followed the technology boom in the United States. Rohan increased in usage until its peak popularity at position #480 on the charts in 2004 (by no means common or popular, but still familiar). The name has been experiencing a slight decline since the mid-00s but seems to be leveling off at levels of lower moderation. Some American parents might also be attracted to the name as an alternative to the unisex Rowan. Furthermore, fans of J.R.R. Tolkien and/or horses might find Rohan a unique choice for their baby boys. In most cases, however, Rohan is considered a Sanskrit or Hindu name with very positive meanings.
Popularity of the Boy Name Rohan
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Rohan
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Rohan
Rohan (The Lord of the Rings) Rohan is a northern grassland area in J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantasy world of Middle-earth, being of particular significance in his most famous book, The Lord of the Rings, published in 1954/55 and made into the award-winning and hugely popular film trilogy by Peter Jackson between 2001 and 2003. The denizens of Rohan are descended from kings; they are good and upstanding people, proud though uneducated, who bravely facethe exigencies of their lives with songs in their hearts. Farmers, herdsmen and horsemen, their legacy is that of the Germanic, especially Anglo-Saxon, tradition. They are described as tall, blond, blue-eyed and fair – that reminds us uncomfortably of another “race”, but we’ll just leave it at that.
Popular Songs on Rohan
Rohan - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Rohan.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Rohan
Rohan - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Rohan.
Famous People Named Rohan
Famous People Named Rohan - Rohan Davey (Jamaican born American football player)
Children of Famous People Named Rohan
Famous People Who Named Their Son Rohan - Bob Marley (iconic reggae musician)
Rohan - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Rohan - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Rohan.
Personality of the Boy Name Rohan
The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.
Variations of the Baby Name - Rohan