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LMS  5/15/2016
Aran is also a Hebrew name meaning "wild goat".

Aran is mentioned in the Book of Genesis as the brother of the patriarch Abraham and the father of Lot.
keepitreal  1/15/2011
It is used as the last name of Samus Aran of Metroid fame.
Katsuno_Hitomi  12/23/2009
Ever since I learnt Irish, I've been thinking that the Aran Islands were very strangely named as "arán" means "bread" in Irish. "Bread Islands", very weird, though arán and Aran are pronounced slightly differently. That's why I'd never use this as a name.
― Anonymous User  4/4/2009
The name of the islands comes from the Gaelic Áru, gen. Árann, dat. Árainn, meaning kidney, and refers to their shape.
(see The Celtic Place Names of Scotland by W. F. Watson; or this website
reniannen17  4/11/2008
This name could possibly come from the Basque word "Aran", meaning valley.
Kiz  5/26/2007
The Aran Islands (Irish: Oileáin Árann) are a group of three islands located at the mouth of Galway Bay, on the west coast of Ireland. The largest island is Inishmore (Irish: Árainn (Mhór) or Inis Mór), the middle or second-largest is Inishmaan (Inis Meáin / Inis Meadhóin) and the smallest and most eastern is Inisheer (Inis Thiar or Inis Oírr / Inis Oirthir). Although the anglicisations are still used on maps alongside the Irish, the Irish forms of the names are perhaps more frequently used nowadays. Irish is the spoken language on all three islands.
― Anonymous User  3/15/2006
Also used in Catalan, for both boys and girls.
fcasals  1/20/2006

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