Taran \t(a)-ran\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Taran), is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Taran is "thunder". Lloyd Alexander gave the name to his main character and heroine a series of children's books based on Gaelic mythology. Actor Taran Noah Smith.
Taran has 1 variant form: Taren.
For more information, see also the related name Terron.