Ronan: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Ronan

Ronan

Pronunciation: ROH-nin (key)

Origin of the name Ronan:

Very old Irish name derived from the diminutive form of rón (a seal): hence, "little seal ." The name was borne by twelve saints as well as by an ancient king of Leinster who was deceived into killing his first-born son.

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I love this name. My husband and I have Irish heritage so wanted to use this name if we ever had a son. When we did, this definitely was still a winner. So far, my son is only 5 months but I have only ran across two other Ronan's in my life. One is a family friend in his thirties and the other a friend who knew someone with a child named Ronan. The only thing I have ran into, is people confusing his name with "Rowen" when they ask me what his name is.

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Nicknames for Ronan: | Edit

Roe, Rone, Ronnie

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Oath (Celtic/Gaelic)
Rónán is an Irish language male given name meaning "little seal" (Rón meaning "seal", and -án being a diminutive suffix)

Famous real-life people named Ronan: | Edit

Ronan Keating, singer
Ronan Tynan, singer
Ronan Bennett, author
Ronan, 6th Century Irish Saint and founder of Locronan
Ronan Farrow, diplomat and journalist

Ronan in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Ronan" is a heroic centaur in the Harry Potter books.
Ronan Dex, a character in the 'Stargate: Atlantis' sci-fi television series.
Ronan Thompson, an almost 4-year-old boy that died of cancer. Taylor Swift wrote a song titled "Ronan" for him.

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