• <100 Ruan
First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Ruan

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Borrowing from Spanish Juan.

  1. A male given name

Notable Persons With the Name Ruan

Ruan Lingyu was an important human. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1927 to 1935. Ruan was given the name Ruan Fenggen on April 26th, 1910 in Shanghai, Jiangsu, China. Ruan is also known as Lily Yuen and Ruan Yuying (阮玉英). She left this life on March 8th, 1935.


Ruan Pienaar is a rugby player.


Ruan Combrinck is a rugby player. Ruan was born on May 10th, 1990 in Vryheid.


Ruan Ackermann is a rugby player. Ruan was born on December 29th, 1995 in Pretoria.


Ruan Ji is a poet and musician.


Ruan Potts is an influential individual. Ruan was born on November 18th, 1977 in Cape Town.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ruan

Yuan Ruan was a politician. Yuan was born in 1764. He died in 1849.


John Ruan was an important somebody. John was born on February 11th, 1914. He died on February 14th, 2010.


Yi Ruan is a famed human. Yi was born on July 17th, 1981.


Wilkin Ruan is an athlete. Wilkin was born on September 18th, 1978 in Ramón Santana, San Pedro de Macorís.


Da Ruan was a mathematician. Da was born on September 10th, 1960 in Shanghai, China. He breathed his last breath on July 31st, 2011.


Xiulu Ruan is a notable individual.


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Popularity of Ruan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ruan U.S.
  White 2.09% 64.26%
  African American 1.44% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 80.33% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 15.42% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ruan

People with the last name Ruan are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander or Hispanic or Latino

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Ruan

  • How Popular is the name Ruan? Ruan is the 54,803rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Ruan was the 8,907th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ruan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 28 babies born with the first name Ruan in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ruan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1983 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ruan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ruan is Wednesday, December 3rd, 1902.
  • What year had the most people named Ruan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ruan was in 2009 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Ruan: Your name in reverse order is Naur. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ruan. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ruan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,676 people with the last name Ruan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ruan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Ruan as their last name.

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What does the name Ruan mean?

Ris for resourceful, in any challenge that comes your way

Uis for upstanding, your inner-self.

Ais for activities, for you have many.

Nis for normal, step outside of the box!

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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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.