Ancient Sanskrit name Dharan (Sanskrit धारण) literally means bearing or holding. Dharan also refers to protecting, maintaining or preserving.
Dharan founds reference in Mahabharata, Bhagvat-Puran and Sushrut (सुश्रुत) with meanings like holding, bearing, keeping, protecting and maintaining. Mention of Dharan is also found in Ramayan where Dharan refers to the act of enduring pain or suffering.
Dharan also found mention in Shatpath-Brahman (शतपथ-ब्राह्मण) and Manu-Smiriti (मनु-स्मृति) with meanings like a bearing or the act of holding. Dharan is another name of Lord Shiva, a son of कश्यप and a king in the family of Candravatsa as per mentioned in the Mahabharata.
According to the graph is not shown here, Dharan is not a popular name in the USA. Dharan is a somewhat popular name in India. Dharan is used by some people in India as the name of their children.
Dharan is short and easy to pronounce name.
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