Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. RO-nahn(Irish)
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Meaning & History

Means "little seal", derived from Old Irish rón "seal" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of several early Irish saints, including a pilgrim to Brittany who founded the hermitage at Locronan in the 6th century.

Related Names

VariantRonan(Irish)
Other Languages & CulturesRonan(Breton) Ronan(English) Ronan(French)
Same SpellingRonan

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Sources & References

  1. O'Brien, Kathleen M. Index of Names in Irish Annals, available from https://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/all.shtml.
Entry updated January 21, 2022