Ronan - boys name

Ronan name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 95%

Ronan name meaning:

The name Ronan is of Irish origin and is derived from the Gaelic word "rón," which means "a seal." Ronan is a masculine name typically given to boys. The name is associated with strength, bravery, and power. It has a rich history and cultural significance in Irish mythology and folklore.

In Irish tradition, Ronan is often associated with the legendary figure Ronan the Wise. He was known for his wisdom and his ability to communicate with animals. The name Ronan also has ties to the sea and the animal kingdom, reflecting the qualities of adaptability and agility.

Parents who choose the name Ronan often do so because of its strong and noble connotations. It is a name that carries a sense of adventure and resilience, making it appealing to many. With its Irish roots and unique meaning, Ronan is a name that exudes strength and character.

Origin: Celtic

A pledge.


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Overall UK ranking: 249 out of 4789

188 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (106)

Historical popularity of Ronan

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