Terah took Abram his son and Lot the son of Haran, his grandson... and they went forth together... but when they came to Haran, they settled there.
Is there any significance to this being the name of both a place and a person? Why is this? It seems unlikely to me that Haran was named after the place, since he evidently wasn't born there (since they had to travel to get there, and they apparently did so only after Haran himself had died). Is it possible that the place was later named after him?