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Gender: M Meaning of Ronan: "little seal" Origin of Ronan: Irish Ronan's Popularity in 2016: #315

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.

Now ranking Number 315 in the US, Ronan is, not surprisingly, Number 64 in Ireland. 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 (b. 1987), son of actors Mia Farrow and Woody Allen (biological son of Frank Sinatra), lawyer, journalist and politician
Ronan 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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