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Ron

First Name
36k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Ron mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Ron

"Ron" is a name of English origin, and it means "Counsel rule". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria
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Shortening.

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

Notable Persons Named Ron

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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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Notable Persons With the Last Name 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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Yuval Ron is a religious music musician.

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How popular is the baby name Ron in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1919 6 0 6
1920 5 0 5
1925 6 0 6
1926 10 0 10
1927 7 0 7
1929 8 0 8
1930 13 0 13
1931 17 0 17
1932 24 0 24
1933 38 0 38
1934 65 0 65
1935 84 0 84
1936 93 0 93
1937 137 0 137
1938 142 0 142
1939 198 0 198
1940 215 0 215
1941 293 0 293
1942 425 0 425
1943 522 0 522
1944 523 0 523
1945 545 0 545
1946 829 0 829
1947 922 0 922
1948 770 0 770
1949 526 0 526
1950 348 0 348
1951 287 0 287
1952 278 0 278
1953 349 0 349
1954 402 0 402
1955 500 0 500
1956 763 0 763
1957 1,281 0 1,281
1958 1,699 0 1,699
1959 1,877 0 1,877
1960 1,892 0 1,892
1961 1,838 0 1,838
1962 1,711 5 1,706
1963 1,598 5 1,593
1964 1,334 0 1,334
1965 1,144 0 1,144
1966 939 0 939
1967 850 8 842
1968 824 6 818
1969 1,012 8 1,004
1970 784 0 784
1971 674 7 667
1972 504 5 499
1973 410 0 410
1974 377 0 377
1975 327 7 320
1976 345 0 345
1977 317 7 310
1978 270 0 270
1979 282 0 282
1980 302 7 295
1981 242 0 242
1982 241 0 241
1983 185 5 180
1984 178 0 178
1985 177 0 177
1986 186 0 186
1987 168 0 168
1988 147 0 147
1989 184 0 184
1990 191 0 191
1991 155 0 155
1992 136 0 136
1993 141 0 141
1994 119 0 119
1995 127 0 127
1996 123 0 123
1997 117 0 117
1998 103 0 103
1999 106 0 106
2000 95 0 95
2001 88 0 88
2002 79 0 79
2003 86 0 86
2004 74 0 74
2005 84 0 84
2006 92 0 92
2007 69 0 69
2008 49 0 49
2009 63 0 63
2010 58 0 58
2011 53 0 53
2012 59 0 59
2013 43 0 43
2014 62 0 62
2015 39 0 39
2016 47 0 47

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Popularity of Ron as a first name

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Popularity of Ron as a last name

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Common last names for Ron

  • Johnson
  • Davis
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Hill
  • White
  • Mitchell
  • Evans

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

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Fun Facts about the name Ron

  • How Popular is the name Ron? Ron is the 1,214th 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 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 36,107 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 1,892 babies. That's a lot of babies named Ron!
  • Random Ron Factoid: According to the 1962 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ron ranks 86th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 21 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 1962.
  • Weird things about the name Ron: Your name in reverse order is Nor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rno. 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!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.