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Goran Ivanišević is a retired Croatian professional tennis player and current tennis coach. He is the only person to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon as a wildcard. He achieved this in 2001, having previously been runner-up at the championships in 1992, 1994 and 1998. Before the 2001 tournament, he was ranked 125th and after his victory he was 16th. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 2 in 1994. He was coaching Marin Čilić from September 2013 to July 2016, and led him to his biggest achievement - 2014 US Open title.
cutenose  4/14/2017
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Goran neither originates nor was it popularised by the Croat poet.
― Anonymous User  1/18/2011
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Goran does mean 'mountain man' and it is also a Serbian name - after all Goran Visnjic is part Serbian (his dad is a Serb from Montenegro). Another famous person is Goran Bregovic (another famous part-Serb, part-Croat composer).
Lumosnight  1/4/2011
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"Highlander" would be a better translation rather than "mountain man".
― Anonymous User  11/28/2009
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This name actually originates from the Croatian poet Ivan Goran Kovačić. "Goran" was his nickname related to the part of Croatia from which he comes - Gorski Kotar (literally - mountain region). The name was very popular after WWII because Kovačić, undisputedly a great poet, was also partisan (anti-fascist fighter) killed by Chetniks. [noted -ed]
munch  7/15/2009
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You are obviously deluded - to claim that Goran originates 50yrs ago when the name has been around since the word "gora" exists is ridiculous.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2009
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Goran Višnjić, Croatian actor who lives in USA (ER)
Goran Ivanišević, Croatian retired tennis player who won Wimbledon.
enchy  3/6/2009
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The musician Goran Bregovic is a famous bearer.
lizka  10/7/2007
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Gorjan is another common variant of this name, mostly in Macedonia.
― Anonymous User  7/11/2007
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Goran is also a very common mame in Macedonia. In Macedonia we also say gora (or planina) for mountain and this name is in use from old times. [noted -ed]
patron  7/8/2007
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Also a masculine name in Slovenia.
earthnut  7/2/2007
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Czech and Slovak variant is Horymír.
Pronounced as "Haw-ree-meer" (short -ree-).
Horymír´s nicknames: Horek, Horyna, Mira, Horym.
Karcoolka  6/7/2007
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I'm a fan of Goran Visnjic. I think it's a brilliant name, much better than Göran. Göran is, I think, a bit too Swedish for me.
― Anonymous User  5/18/2006
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Göran and Goran may look similar for English speakers but they are not pronounced the same way. It is only Göran (with the dots) which is Swedish and pronounced with a soft G-sound (like Y) in the beginning. I am sure Goran is pronounced with a hard G. The dots make all the difference.
Ylva  1/11/2006
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Goran is also a very common Macedonian name.
goran1977  7/24/2005
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Now topical by E.R. actor Goran Visnjic (b. 1972).
alberto  12/4/2004

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