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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Rohan

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Rohan in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Rohan:

  • Records indicate that 6,813 boys in the United States have been named Rohan since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2004, when 522 people in the U.S. were given the name Rohan. Those people are now 18 years old.

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    Comments about the name Rohan

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      30 Positive Comments

  • "This is my name and I haven't heard of anyone else with this name and many people tell me that its a very cool and unique name. Its a Sanskrit name meaning 'to ascend' or 'ascension'. Its pronounced Ro-han, the same way its spelt. However most people think its Irish/Gaelic since it was adopted into the language and often mistakenly pronounce it as Rowan, Roan or something with similar effect." May. 29, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rohan. I was Born in Athens, Georgia in the United States. I don't know where my dad got my name from. Can someone please tell me what this name means? Where it's derived from? (rohandirickson @ My name has a silent H in it I guess you would say. So it's like "Ro-an." As if rowing a boat. I love my name though." Oct. 19, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Rohan .He is the only Rohan in his school,so he likes it.He is 6years old." Oct. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "thats so cool. im rohan frm mauritius. there is so less people name rohan. that name is so sick. i love it." Sep. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name kept Rohan. The name itself shows its hight among all other name." May. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a male cousin, whose name is Rohan. He was named for a movie character Rohan (played by Hrithik Roshan. His nickname is Rohi, but he doesn't like it because it's too close to roti. He's 8." Apr. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are planning on naming our son Rohan. I just love it because of its meaning and it is a strong but gentle name." Dec. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate


  • "my name is rohan and i pronounce it ro-hahn. its actually annoying when people call me rowan." May. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rohan nad is pronounced in the same way as others mentioned.I love my name as it is not very common among boys.Till date i have not met any people who have pronounced my name wrong." May. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Rohan (pronounce Rowan). I call her Ro-ro (pronounced row-row)." May. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a 26 month old son named Rohan. (pronounced Ro-hahn) I fell in love with the name after finding it in a name book, where the origin was described as Sanskrit meaning "sandalwood". Ever since he was born his name has been unfortunately mispronounces as Ro-hane, Ro-han (like hand)and Rowan, which makes me cringe every time I hear it. I never actually realized the connection between the "Lord of the Rings, riders of Rohan" but now I hear that all the time. I didn't name him for that reason, but I suppose it is an alright association." Apr. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 11-month-old son is names Rohan. I love the name, and lots of people have complimented what a nice name it is, asking about its origins, how I decided to use it etc. We pronounce it like you pronounce the German/Nordic name Johan, except with an R first of course:-) RO-HAN." Apr. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name and want to name my son it, however I'm having trouble finding the correct spelling. I don't want it pronounced wrong." Mar. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I called my son Rohan (born 2 weeks ago) and i love it. We pronounce it Ro-An but many people pronounce it Ro-Han but i dont mind. I dont know any other Rohans and everyone has commented on how its such a cute name!" Jan. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is has an "ARABIC"...meaning....means SOUL....comes from the word arabic"RUH".......ok thnx....m proud of having my name "ROHAN"" Dec. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am having a boy and I think I am going to pick this sounds different, yet easy to pronouce" Dec. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is pronounced "Ro-Hun" Means: To ascend (Sanskrit)" Nov. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Rohan two years ago. We're Dutch, and just really liked the name. We pronounce it the way one would when being Dutch, but we like that it's a name in many languages, so other people can call him Rohan too, even if it will sound a bit different :-) !" Nov. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name rohan well because my name is rohan and even i don't know how you pronounce it i got used to hearing these pronounciations: ro(row)-han(hun like wat u say to ur spouse ro(rr like the spanish and oh like oh my gosh but silent "h")- han(same as the last one)" Oct. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My wife is Indian and I an African. We named our son Rohan. I am in awe of this name. It is absolutely unique. I like the meaning and the pronounciation of it. I do not mind how they pronounce it. I have never heard of a boy by the name Rohan, that is why I like it so much." Sep. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rohan but it is pronounced Ro-wan perhaps even Ro-an The H is silent and my last name has a silent H is the same spot too. hehe" Sep. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Rohan. Love the name because it is easy to pronounce. Never had much problems with other people messing up his name but at times they have said Ro-han as opposed to Ro-hun as us Indians would. It is getting popular for boys in today's dates and I think it's the best name we have come up with." Sep. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Rohan. In the US everyone pronounces it as 'Ro-han' where 'han' is as in 'hand'; which is OK. The Indian pronunciation is 'Ro-hun'. What I like about the name is it's meaning 'ascent, climb/rise to great heights'. Also, no one cuts it short as one would in 'Robert - Rob or Bob' :-)" Sep. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We have an accountant here who's name is Rohan - he's the bomb!" Jul. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We pronounce it like the word Oh with an R in front of it Ro- and then an un. . The h is silent in his name." Jun. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a teenage girl, and the guy I like is named Rohan. He is the only Rohan I know. People do often pronounce it wrong--I'm not sure whether or not people spell it wrong--and the correct way to say it is RO-HAHN." Mar. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my wee boy Rohan when he was born in March this year - everyone seems to love the name - especially me!" Dec. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Rohan has several meanings. One in Irish means 'red hair'. Its also associated with French nobility. Finally, a very common name in India (pronounced - row-hun), means 'ascending'. Also Rohan is variate of Lord Krishna who in this case is associated with the smell of sandalwood." Jun. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I want a red headed child and this name intrested me." Dec. 16, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "I think they've mispelled it. The way it should be spelt should be Rohaan as the way it's said is Ro-Hawn not Ro-hun." Feb. 15, 2020: Report as inappropriate

      19 Neutral Comments

  • "I named my son Rohan after the great cricketer Rohan Kanhai from Guyana. Sunil Gavaskar named his son Rohan and so did Bob Marley, and so many others. Most of the Rohans out there come from Rohan Kanhai. Just so you know." Jan. 29, 2022: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Rohaan It's an Arabic name Meaning: a river in paradise It is pronounced as Raw'haan 'Raw' like raw meat 'haan' like u would say 'khan' only without the k." Mar. 5, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My three year-old son in Rohan {han as in can}. Friends and relatives say it's a beautiful name. I found in one website that it means "ascending"." Oct. 16, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Rohan. We pronounce it Ro-hon. Everyone just LOVES it. It is so unique and such a strong sounding name to have for your first born son!" Oct. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello,my name is Rohan,AND I AM glad that it is not very my school out of 1500 students only 10 are rohan.I like my name and now its meaning also .Often my friends call me rohu or rohi but i dont mind" Mar. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY NAME IS ROHAN VERY UNIQUE SOUNDS GOOD AND ITS DIFFERENT" Dec. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We gave our son Rohan as a middle name. I like that is is both Irish and Sanskrit and has nice meanings in both. We tend to pronounce it RO-hun." Sep. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Rhoan I liked spelling it different just for fun but i also thought it looked a little more lady like. Everyone in my family had different opinions of it at first but for the most part they are all taken by the name." Aug. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey My Name Is Rohan And I Cant find anyone with the same name m the only rohan i know and i love my name it really is unique" Jul. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rohan and I was born in Jamaica. It is a boy's name in the Island and I'm often looked at in a wierd way when I travel to Jamaica and tell them my name is Rohan. My mom who named me thought the spelling of the name was of the female gender, she was wrong. What can I say, it's my name and I do like the fact that it is not common. It makes for interesting conversation. It's pronounced just like it is spelled, except the 'han'is soft instead of hard." May. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We want to name our baby Rohan pronouncing it Roh-an with a silent H but we're not sure if he would have trouble constantly spelling it and telling people how to pronounce it! We think it's a lovely strong name" Apr. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think this is a great name....although i don't know anyone named rohan!" Oct. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boyfreind had a girlfreind as a child names Rohan. But I cant seem to find it as a girl's name anywhere!" Feb. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Rohan. I have a lot of friends who say it wrong or ask me how to spell it. this name is a hard name to pernounce. i love this name!" May. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Uncle named me Rohan after Sunil Gavaskar's ( A very famous cricketer-batsman) Son's name.Who in turn was named after the flamboyant cricket star from the Caribbean (of east-indian origin) Rohan Kanhai. The best way to pronounce Rohan is Ro-hahn(alternatively try ro-hun ,hun as in hungry). Rohan is derived from the Sanskrit word Rohana meaning ,"The ascending one". Lately it has become a very popular and common first name in India although it is pretty rare in the US." Apr. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brother's name is Rohan -- which is pronounced rOH-hAWn (capital letters meaning accented/stressed part)." Apr. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Rohan, and you pronounce it RO-wyn. It means red haired i think, and Rohan or a variation of same means sandalwood in Hindi" Mar. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My parents named me Rohan, because we were living in Ireland at the time and my parents are Indian so they wanted a name from both cultures. I grew up in Canada though and people say my name either like Ro hand (minus the d) or like rowing (without the g, this is the Irish way). It`s a pretty cool name to have I guess, at least its unique and it makes watching or reading the Lord of the Rings cooler." Nov. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rohan and most people pronounce the "han" part worg, they pronounce it like "hand" when it should be pronouced like "hans" More like Rohaan" Jun. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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