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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ronin

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  • According to a user from Massachusetts, United States, the name Ronin is of Japanese origin and means "Lone wolf, Warrior.".
  • A user from Texas, United States says the name Ronin is of Japanese origin and means "A wandering samurai with no lord or master".
  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Ronin is of Scottish origin and means "Edge Lord".
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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

  1. A male given name

Notable Persons With the Last Name 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 is a comics character.


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


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1998 10 0 10
1999 65 0 65
2000 61 0 61
2001 55 0 55
2002 59 0 59
2003 73 0 73
2004 106 0 106
2005 115 0 115
2006 188 5 183
2007 205 5 200
2008 280 6 274
2009 283 10 273
2010 249 0 249
2011 282 8 274
2012 303 5 298
2013 295 5 290
2014 505 9 496
2015 613 8 605
2016 599 11 588
2017 568 14 554

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Popularity of Ronin as a first name

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Popularity of Ronin as a last name

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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 3,832nd 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 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,914 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 Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (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 2015 with a total of 605 babies.
  • Random Ronin Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ronin is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 6 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Ronin: Your name in reverse order is Ninor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Onnri. 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.

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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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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