Ronan

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ronan

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  • A submission from Canada says the name Ronan means "Little seal in Irish".
  • A submission from Jersey says the name Ronan means "Little Seal" and is of Irish origin.
Other origins: Urdu

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From Irish Rónán.

  1. A male given name.

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

Notable Persons Named Ronan

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.

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Ronan the Accuser is a comics character.

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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.

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

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Ronan was born in 1964 in Cambridgeshire.

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Ronan O'Gara is a rugby player.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name 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.

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

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

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

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Mark was born in 1947.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1959 10 0 10
1961 7 0 7
1962 7 0 7
1963 8 0 8
1964 6 0 6
1965 7 0 7
1968 6 0 6
1969 6 0 6
1970 6 0 6
1971 8 0 8
1972 7 0 7
1973 5 0 5
1976 6 0 6
1979 5 0 5
1980 11 0 11
1981 5 0 5
1982 12 0 12
1983 5 0 5
1984 6 0 6
1985 7 0 7
1986 8 0 8
1987 9 0 9
1988 8 0 8
1989 12 0 12
1990 7 0 7
1991 11 0 11
1992 14 0 14
1993 6 0 6
1994 16 0 16
1995 16 0 16
1996 29 0 29
1997 40 0 40
1998 60 0 60
1999 123 0 123
2000 145 0 145
2001 187 0 187
2002 203 0 203
2003 232 0 232
2004 322 0 322
2005 372 0 372
2006 416 5 411
2007 470 5 465
2008 545 10 535
2009 470 0 470
2010 512 5 507
2011 590 7 583
2012 603 7 596
2013 675 7 668
2014 874 9 865
2015 1,041 14 1,027
2016 1,131 22 1,109
2017 1,207 17 1,190
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Ronan

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Popularity of Ronan as a first name

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Popularity of Ronan as a last name

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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

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Fun Facts about the name Ronan

  • What name lists does Ronan rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Ronan? Ronan is the 2,413th 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 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,494 babies born with the first name Ronan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ronan to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (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 2017 with a total of 1,190 babies. That's a lot of babies named Ronan!
  • Random Ronan Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ronan is not a popular baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 21 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Ronan: Your name in reverse order is Nanor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Orann. 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.

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  • 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).
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