Ronan Name Meaning & Origin

Ronan

Pronunciation: ROH-nin (key)

Origin of the name Ronan:

Very old Irish name derived from the diminutive form of rón (a seal): hence, "little seal ." The name was borne by twelve saints as well as by an ancient king of Leinster who was deceived into killing his first-born son.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Rónán, Ronen, Ronin

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Nicknames for Ronan

Roe, Rone, Ronnie, Roni, Rice-a-roni, Ro Ro

Meanings and history of the name Ronan

Oath (Celtic/Gaelic)
Rónán is an Irish language male given name meaning "little seal" (Rón meaning "seal", and -án being a diminutive suffix)

Famous real-life people named Ronan

Ronan Keating, singer
Ronan Tynan, singer
Ronan Bennett, author
Ronan, 6th Century Irish Saint and founder of Locronan
Ronan Farrow, diplomat and journalist
Ronan Harris, singer
Ronan O'Gara, Irish Rugby player
Ronan Beason (b. 2010), son of American actress Catherine Bell

Ronan in song, story & screen

"Ronan" is a heroic centaur in the Harry Potter books.
Ronan (spelled Ronon) Dex, a character in the 'Stargate: Atlantis' sci-fi television series.
Ronan Thompson, an almost 4-year-old boy that died of cancer. Taylor Swift wrote a song titled "Ronan" for him.
Ronan Lynch from The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater
Ronan the Accuser, the villain of the film Guardians of the Galaxy.

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