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Etymology 1[edit]

From a Brythonic or Celtic language, but the name is ultimately probably of non-Indo-European (substrate) or Pictish origin, along with other uncertain names in Scotland such as Skye, Lewis, and Islay.[1][2] Possibly from a Brythonic/Pictish term ancestral or cognate to Middle Welsh aran ("high place").


Proper noun[edit]


  1. Short for Isle of Arran, Scotland.
  2. A male given name transferred from the place name, of modern Scottish usage.
  3. A village in Saskatchewan, Canada.
  4. Synonym of Arranmore (island in County Donegal, Ireland)


  1. ^ The year’s work in modern language studies. 54.1992(1993), Volumes 54-1992, p. 617
  2. ^ Interdigitations: essays for Irmengard Rauch, p. 46

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Persian *ʾldʾn (/arrān/). Compare Parthian 𐭀𐭓𐭃𐭀𐭍(ʾrdʾn /ardān/). Ultimately from an unknown source, underlying also Old Armenian Աղուանք (Ałuankʿ) and Ancient Greek Ἀλβανία (Albanía).

Alternative forms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]


  1. (historical) In post-Islamic times, a region of eastern Transcaucasia, laying between the Rivers Kura and Araxes, in what is now the Republic of Azerbaijan and the unrecognized Republic of Artsakh, corresponding to the territory of Caucasian Albania on the right bank of River Kura which was disattached from Greater Armenia in 387 AD. In pre-Islamic times, the term was used for the whole of Caucasian Albania.

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Proper noun[edit]

Arran f

  1. Arran (an island in Scotland)

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A male given name


Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
Arran n-Arran h-Arran t-Arran
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.