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Gender Male
Language(s) Slavic
Word/name Slavic
Meaning Woodsman
Man from the mountains
Other names
Alternative spelling Cyrillic: Горан
Related names female form Gorana
See also Gordan

Goran (pronounced [ɡǒran]; Cyrillic: Горан) is a Slavic male first name, mostly used in Slavic countries such as Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Goran is a Slavic, Pre-Christian name, meaning "highlander" or a mountain-man, someone who lives in the mountains. Hence, Goran in Slavic tradition would mean someone who enjoys and values life in the mountains.

In former Yugoslavia, Mladi Gorani was a Yugoslav Youth Organization tasked with re-foresting Yugoslav highlands.


Nicknames and cognomen include Gogi [ɡoɡi], Gogo [ɡoːɡo].

Name day

  • February 24 in the Roman Catholic Calendar
  • July 31 in the Serbian Orthodox Calendar

Famous namesakes

See also


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