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This article is about the Slavic name. For the Kurdish name, see Goran (Kurdish name). For the Swedish name, see Göran. For the Major Case Squad detective on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, see Bobby Goren. For other uses, see Goran (disambiguation).
Gender Male
Word/name Slavic
Meaning Woodsman
Man from the mountains
Other names
Related names Gordana, Goranka, Gorana

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


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

Name day[edit]

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

Famous namesakes[edit]

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