Ron name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Ron mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Ron

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Ghana says the name Ron is of Hebrew origin and means "Sing or joy".
  2. According to a user from Israel, the name Ron is of Jewish origin and means "Sing and joy".
  3. A user from Canada says the name Ron is of Hebrew origin and means "Joy".
  4. According to 2 people from Israel, the name Ron is of Hebrew origin and means "Happiness".
  5. A submission from Pennsylvania, U.S. says the name Ron means "Wise ruler".
  6. A submission from the United Arab Emirates says the name Ron means "Gift of god the messiah (ruler of nations king)no one messes with him or his life" and is of English origin.
  7. According to a user from Texas, U.S., the name Ron is of English origin and means "Loving".
  8. A submission from Tennessee, U.S. says the name Ron means "Strong".
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  1. A Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria


  1. A diminutive of the male given name Ronald.
  2. A male given name from Hebrew of Hebrew origin, meaning "Song of Joy".

Ron was also found in the following language(s): Middle English

Notable Persons Named Ron

Notable Persons Named Ron

Ron Howard

Ron Howard is an actor, director, producer, and film producer. He has been prominent since 1959. Ron was given the name Ronald William Howard by his parents Jean Speegle Howard and Rance Howard on March 1st, 1954 in Duncan, Oklahoma, U.S.

Ron Perlman

Ron Perlman is an actor and voice artist. He has had major accomplishments since 1979. Ron was given the name Ronald N. Perlman on April 13th, 1950 in New York City, New York, U.S.

Ron Paul

Ron Paul is an office holder. His military service ended in 1965. Ron was given the name Ronald Ernest Paul on August 20th, 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Ron Livingston

Ron Livingston is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1992 to present. Ron was given the name Ronald Joseph Livingston on June 5th, 1967 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.

Ron Cephas Jones

Ron Cephas Jones is an actor. Ron was born in 20. Ron is also known as Ron C. Jones, Jones, and Ron C..

Ron Glass

Ron Glass is an actor. He was most active from 1972 to present. Ron was given the name Ronald E. Glass on July 10th, 1945 in Evansville, Indiana, U.S.

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    Radio Commentator
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  • Ron Wyden
    Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee
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    Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee
  • Ron Kovic
    Political and Peace Activist
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    Video Game Designer
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    Basketball Player
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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ron

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ron

José Ron

José Ron is an actor. He was most prominent from 2004 to present. José was given the name Édgar José Ron Vásquez on August 8th, 1981 in Guadalajara.

Pan Ron

Pan Ron is a musician. She holds the title Pan Ron - Rom Jongvak Twist and Pan Ron - Knyom Mun Sok Jet Te. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1963 to 1975.

Idit Harel

Idit Harel is a scientist in the fields of educational technology, entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, and innovation. Idit was given the name Idit Ron on September 18th, 1958 in Tel Aviv.


Ron is a singer-songwriter. Ron was born on August 13th, 1953 in Dorno.

Liat Ron

Yuval Ron

Yuval Ron is a religious music musician.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ron U.S.
  White 35.07% 64.26%
  African American 3.93% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 7.70% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 52.81% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ron

People with the last name Ron are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Ron

  • How Popular is the name Ron? Ron is the 1,260th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ron was the 21,080th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ron have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 36,247 babies born with the first name Ron in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ron to occupy the country of Monaco with an estimated population of 35,881 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ron? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Ron first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ron is Thursday, June 10th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Ron born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ron was in 1960 with a total of 1,890 babies. That's a lot of babies named Ron!
  • Random Ron Factoid: According to the 1961 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ron ranks 68th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Oregon. Imagine that, 71 babies in Oregon have the same name in 1961.
  • Weird things about the name Ron: The name spelled backwards is Nor. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ron. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ron? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,246 people with the last name Ron.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ron? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ron as their last name since less than 1 person in 238k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Ron name meaning

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