Man from the mountains
|Related names||Gordana, Goranka, Gorana|
Goran (pronounced [ɡǒran]; Cyrillic: Горан) is a Slavic male first name, mostly used in Slavic countries such as Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Russia, and Ukraine. The name also has Kurdish origins and has the same meaning in the Kurdish language.
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.
Nicknames and cognomen include Gogi [ɡoɡi], Gogo [ɡoːɡo].
- February 24 in the Roman Catholic Calendar
- July 31 in the Serbian Orthodox Calendar
- Goran Bogdanović (politician) (born 1963), Serbian politician
- Goran Bogdanović (footballer born 1967), retired Serbian footballer
- Goran Bregović, Bosnian musician and composer
- Goran Bunjevčević, Serbian footballer
- Goran Dragić, Slovene basketball player
- Goran Cvijanović, Slovenian football player
- Goran Čolak, Croatian free diver, World champion and World record holder
- Goran Gavrančić, Serbian footballer
- Goran Hadžić, Serbian politician in Croatia
- Goran Ivanišević, Croatian tennis player, 2001 Wimbledon Champion
- Goran Jurić, Croatian and Yugoslavian international footballer
- Goran Karan, Croatian pop singer
- Ivan Goran Kovačić, Croatian poet
- Goran Marić (footballer) (born 1984), Serbian footballer
- Goran Marić (volleyball) (born 1981), Serbian volleyball player
- Goran Obradović, Serbian footballer
- Goran Pandev, Macedonian football player
- Goran Popov, Macedonian footballer
- Goran Sablić, Croatian footballer
- Goran Senjanović, Croatian physicist
- Goran Slavkovski, Macedonian-Swedish footballer
- Goran Suton, Bosnian-American basketball player who played for Michigan State University
- Goran Višnjić, Croatian actor
- Goran Vlaović, Croatian footballer
- Goran Milev, Serbian actor
- Karadaghi, Rashid. The Azadi English-Kurdish Dictionary. ISBN 964-356-457-6.