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Gender: Male Meaning of Ronan: "little seal" Origin of Ronan: Irish Ronan's Popularity in 2017: #296

The name Ronan is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "little seal". Ronan is ranked #296 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Baby Names with Animal Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Ronan

Ronan Patrick John Keating, Irish singer of group Boyzone
Ronan Patrick Rafferty, Irish golfer
Ronan Tynan, Irish operatic tenor
Ronan John Ross O'Gara, Irish rugby union player
Ronan Vibert, English actor
Ronan Parke, English pop singer
Ronan Browne, Irish folk piper
Ronan Finn, Irish footballer
Ronan Sean Thompson, boy with cancer who inspired Taylor Swift's song "Ronan"
(Satchel) Ronan O'Sullivan Farrow, son of actors Mia Farrow and Woody Allen (biological son of Frank Sinatra), journalist and lawyer
Ronan Cal Day-Lewis (b. 1998), son of actor Daniel Day-Lewis
Ronan Beason (b. 2010), son of actress Catherine Bell
Ronan Laine Gallagher (b. 2017), son of actress Megan Hilty and Brian Gallagher

Pop Culture References for the name Ronan

Ronan Lynch, character in "The Raven Cycle" by Maggie Stiefvater
Ronan the Accuser, villain in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy"
Ronan O'Connor, character in game "Murdered: Soul Suspect"
Ronan, centaur in "Harry Potter" series
Ronan, character in the "Remnants" trilogy by Lisa T. Bergren
"Ronan," song by Taylor Swift

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