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

Origin and Meaning of Ronin

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Texas, U.S. says the name Ronin means "A wandering samurai with no lord or master" and is of Japanese origin.
  2. According to a user from Australia, the name Ronin is of Japanese origin and means "Lone samurai, fierce and brave".
  3. According to a user from Connecticut, U.S., the name Ronin is of Japanese origin and means "A masterless samurai".
  4. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Ronin means "Samurai - The last samurai".
  5. A submission from California, U.S. says the name Ronin means "Samurai" and is of Japanese origin.
  6. According to a user from Massachusetts, U.S., the name Ronin is of Japanese origin and means "Lone wolf, Warrior".
  7. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Ronin means "Edge Lord" and is of Scottish origin.
  8. According to a user from Florida, U.S., the name Ronin is of Hebrew origin and means "In Gaelic and Hebrew origin, Ronin means 'joyful song'".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Ro"nin"
In Japan, under the feudal system, a samurai who had renounced his clan or who had been discharged or ostracized and had become a wanderer without a lord; an outcast; an outlaw.

Etymology: Jap. rō-nin, fr. Chin. lang profligate, lawless + jênold sound nīn) man


From modern films and comics, perhaps literally "a ronin". Compare also Ronan.

  1. A male given name originating as a coinage.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ronin

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ronin

Costa Ronin

Costa Ronin is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2009. Costa was born Costa Ronin on February 3rd, 1979 in Kaliningrad.

Red Ronin

Red Ronin is a comics character.

William Ronin

William was born on November 8th, 1912. He passed away on October 17th, 2014.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ronin U.S.
  White 94.12% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.68% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ronin

People with the last name Ronin are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Ronin

  • How Popular is the name Ronin? Ronin is the 3,389th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ronin was the 126,018th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ronin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,259 babies born with the first name Ronin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ronin to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ronin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1998 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Ronin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ronin was in 2018 with a total of 655 babies.
  • Random Ronin Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ronin is not a popular baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, only 19 babies in Virginia have the same name in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Ronin: The name spelled backwards is Ninor. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Rnoni. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ronin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 136 people with the last name Ronin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ronin? Ronin is one of the most unique last names recorded.
  • Ronin name meaning

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