Meaning and Origin of: Karan

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Greek : Pure
  • American : Sweet melody
  • English : Pure; variation of Katherine

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Indian (Bengal, Orissa) and Bangladeshi : Hindu (Kayasth) name, from the name of a subgroup in the Kayasth community, derived from Sanskrit karạna ‘writer’, ‘scribe’.
  • Jewish (Eastern Ashkenazic) : variant of Koran.