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Gender: MPronunciation: row-anMeaning of Ruadhan: "red-haired"Origin of Ruadhan: Irish
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Ruadhan is another spelling of the saints' name Ruadan, one of the Twelve Irish Apostles, but both have been anglicized and modernized (and simplified) as Rowan. Another Gaelic spelling is Ruadhain, but Rowan is preferable outside of Ireland.