Usage: Ronan, of Scottish Gaelic origin, is a popular first name. It is more often used as a boy (male) name.
People having the name Ronan are in general originating from France, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States of America.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 8.
The name Ronan is ranked on the 2,974th position of the most used names. It means that this name is commonly used.
We estimate that there are at least 56200 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.003% of the population.
The name Ronan has five characters. It means that it is relatively medium-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Ronan for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
History and Origin
Irish: from Gaelic Rónán, originally a byname representing a diminutive form of rón seal (the animal). The name is recorded as borne by various early Celtic saints, but there has been much confusion in the transmission of their names and most of them are also reliably named as Ruadhán (see Rowan). The most famous is a 5th-century Irish saint who was consecrated as a bishop by St Patrick and subsequently worked as a missionary in Cornwall and Brittany.
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