Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈɾˠoː.nˠaːnˠ/(Irish)  [key·simplify]

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

Other Languages & CulturesRonan(Breton) Ronan, Ronin(English) Ronan(French)
Same SpellingRonan


People think this name is

classic   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   strange   serious  


Sources & References

  1. O'Brien, Kathleen M. Index of Names in Irish Annals, available from
Entry updated June 9, 2023