Ronan 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 Ronan mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Ronan

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. 2 people from the United States and Canada agree the name Ronan is of Irish origin and means "Little seal in Irish".
  2. A submission from Jersey says the name Ronan means "Little Seal" and is of Irish origin.
  3. 2 people from the United States and Ireland agree the name Ronan is of Irish origin and means "Baby seal".
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International Interest
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From Irish Rónán.

  1. A male given name from Irish.

Ronan was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons Named Ronan

Notable Persons Named Ronan

Ronan Keating

Ronan Keating is a musician, singer-songwriter, television/radio personality, actor, and celebrity. His most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to present. Ronan was given the name Ronan Patrick John Keating on March 3rd, 1977 in Dublin.

Ronan the Accuser

Ronan the Accuser is a comics character.

Ronan Farrow

Ronan was given the name Satchel Ronan O'Sullivan Farrow by his parents Mia Farrow, Woody Allen, and Frank Sinatra on December 19th, 1987 in New York City. Ronan is also known as Seamus Farrow.

Ronan Parke

Ronan Parke is a pop music musician. His ongoing career started in 2011. Ronan was born Ronan Parke on August 8th, 1998 in Poringland.

Ronan Vibert

Ronan was born in 1964 in Cambridgeshire.

Ronan O'Gara

Ronan O'Gara is a rugby player.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ronan

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ronan

Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2003. Saoirse was given the name Saoirse Úna Ronan on April 12th, 1994 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

Paul Ronan

Paul Ronan is an actor. Paul was given the name Paul Anthony Ronan on March 21st, 1965 in Dublin, Ireland.


Johnny Ronan

Johnny Ronan is an accountant and property developer. Johnny was given the name John Ronan .

Ed Ronan

Ed Ronan is a hockey player. He was most prominent from 1991 to 1998. Ed was born on March 21st, 1968 in Quincy, Massachusetts.

Mark Ronan

Mark was born in 1947.

  • Daniel John Ronan
  • George Ronan
  • Skene Ronan
    Hockey Player

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ronan U.S.
  White 85.26% 64.26%
  African American 1.46% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.09% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.15% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 11.05% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ronan

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Ronan

  • What name lists does Ronan rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Ronan? Ronan is the 2,222nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Ronan was the 8,036th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ronan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 13,055 babies born with the first name Ronan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ronan to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ronan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1959 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Ronan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ronan is Wednesday, February 22nd, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Ronan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ronan was in 2019 with a total of 1,334 babies. That's a lot of babies named Ronan!
  • Random Ronan Factoid: According to the 2018 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ronan ranks 66th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 9 babies in Vermont have the same name in 2018.
  • Weird things about the name Ronan: The name spelled backwards is Nanor. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Arnno. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ronan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,117 people with the last name Ronan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ronan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Ronan as their last name.
  • Ronan name meaning

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