Hin: बाराँ bāran
‘Twelve Towns’ [Varah Nagari] City/District Rajasthan
From Hin: bārah, ‘twelve’; and Hin: nagar, ‘city’, ‘town’.
In the 14-15thC the Chalukya (a.k.a. Solanki Rajputs) ruled the ‘twelve’ towns that constituted Baran state [Hin: bārah]. Varaha, the boar avatar of Vishnu, is another possibility [Skt: varāha, ‘boar’]; the most famous Varaha temple, dating back to the 12thC, is at Pushkar.