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Gender: M Meaning of Ronan: "little seal" Origin of Ronan: Irish Ronan's Popularity in 2015: #335

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 335 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.

Famous People Named Ronan

Satchel Ronan O'Sullivan Farrow (goes by Ronan), genius son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen (biological son of Frank Sinatra), lawyer, investigative journalist, and White House official
Ronan Keating, Irish musician
Ronan Rafferty, Irish golfer
Ronan Tynan, Irish tenor
Ronan Thompson, little boy who died from cancer, the inspiration for Taylor Swift's song "Ronan"
Saoirse Ronan, Irish actress
Ronan Beason (b. 2010), son of Iranian-American actress Catherine Bell
Ronan Vibert, English actor

Pop Culture References for the name Ronan

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

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