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Ran, RaN and ran may refer to:

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Ran, a popular character from the "Megaman" sprite comic, Bob and George
  • Rachel Moore (Case Closed), also called Ran Mori, a fictional character in the manga Case Closed (known as Detective Conan in Japan)
  • Ran Kotobuki, a fictional character in the shōjo manga Gals!
  • Ran (Urusei Yatsura), a character in the anime television series, Urusei Yatsura
  • Ran (Shugo Chara!), a fictional character in the manga series Shugo Chara! by Peach-Pit
  • Ran Hibiki, a character from the Rival Schools video game series
  • Ran Uzaki, main character from the Japanese television series Juken Sentai Gekiranger
  • Ran Yakumo, a character from the Touhou Project scrolling shooters
  • Tsukikage Ran, both the name of an anime, and the name of its title character

Film and television[edit]

  • Ran (film), a 1985 film directed by Akira Kurosawa



  • Nissim of Gerona, Rabbi Nissim ben Reuven (RaN, the Hebrew acronym of his name, ר"ן)
  • Ran Ito, a member of the 1970s Japanese pop idol group, Candies
  • Ran Nakash (born 1978), Israeli cruiserweight boxer

Other uses[edit]

  • Rán, an ancient Norse goddess
  • Ran (biology), a small GTPase that is involved in import and export within a cell nucleus as well as mitosis
  • Ran Online, an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role playing game)
  • ran, in mathematics, an abbreviation of range

See also[edit]