Meaning and Origin of: Taran

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Greek : Pure

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Polish and Ukrainian : nickname for a man of powerful build, from Polish and Ukrainian taran ‘battering ram’.
  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) and Ukrainian : either a nickname from Ukrainian taran ‘pock’, or a metonymic occupational name from another meaning of the same word, ‘tool used in a churn for butter making’.