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Now topical by E.R. actor Goran Visnjic (b. 1972).
-- alberto  12/4/2004
Goran is also a very common Macedonian name.
-- goran1977  7/24/2005
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
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
Czech and Slovak variant is Horymír.
Pronounced as "Haw-ree-meer" (short -ree-).
Horymír´s nicknames: Horek, Horyna, Mira, Horym.
-- Karcoolka  6/7/2007
Also a masculine name in Slovenia.
-- earthnut  7/2/2007
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
Gorjan is another common variant of this name, mostly in Macedonia.
-- Anonymous User  7/11/2007
The musician Goran Bregovic is a famous bearer.
-- lizka  10/7/2007
Goran Višnjić, Croatian actor who lives in USA (ER)
Goran Ivanišević, Croatian retired tennis player who won Wimbledon.
-- enchy  3/6/2009
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
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
"Highlander" would be a better translation rather than "mountain man".
-- Anonymous User  11/28/2009
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
Goran neither originates nor was it popularised by the Croat poet.
-- Anonymous User  1/18/2011
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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