"little seal"

Ronan Origin and Meaning

The name Ronan is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "little seal".

Ronan is the compelling legendary name of twelve Irish and Scottish saints that is now drawing some deserved attention; this cousin of the ascending Roman and Rowan was chosen by actor Daniel Day-Lewis and his writer-director wife Rebecca Miller in 1998, and more recently by actress Catherine Bell.

Ronan is a Harry Potter name—that of a centaur who lives in the Forbidden Forest. Ronan Keating is an Irish singer, Ronan Farrow is a TV personality and Hollywood scion, and its presence as a surname is represented by young actress Saoirse Ronan.

# 290 in the US

Ronan Rank in US Top 1000

# 63 on Nameberry

Ronan Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Ronan Popularity

Famous People Named Ronan

  • Ronan Patrick John KeatingIrish singer of group Boyzone
  • Ronan Patrick RaffertyIrish golfer
  • Ronan TynanIrish operatic tenor
  • Ronan John Ross O'GaraIrish rugby union player
  • Ronan VibertEnglish actor
  • Ronan ParkeEnglish pop singer
  • Ronan BrowneIrish folk piper
  • Ronan FinnIrish footballer
  • Ronan Sean Thompsonboy with cancer who inspired Taylor Swift's song "Ronan"
  • (Satchel) Ronan O'Sullivan Farrowson of actors Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, journalist and lawyer
  • Ronan Cal DayLewis (b. 1998), son of actor Daniel Day,Lewis
  • Ronan Bell (b. 2010)son of actress Catherine Bell
  • Ronan Laine Gallagher (b. 2017)son of actress Megan Hilty and Brian Gallagher

Ronan in Pop Culture

  • "Ronan" song by Taylor Swift
  • Ronan Lynchcharacter in "The Raven Cycle" by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Ronan the Accuservillain in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy"
  • Ronan O'Connorcharacter in game "Murdered: Soul Suspect"
  • Ronancentaur in "Harry Potter" series
  • Ronancharacter in the "Remnants" trilogy by Lisa T. Bergren