Gender Masculine
Usage Irish
Pronounced Pron. RWU-an  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Old Irish Rúadán, derived from rúad "red" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of the founder of the monastery of Lorrha in the 6th century.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesRoy(Dutch) Rowan, Roy, Rowen(English) Ruadh(Medieval Irish) Ruadh(Medieval Scottish) Rúadán(Old Irish) Roy(Scottish)
Surname DescendantsÓ Ruadháin, Rowan, Ruane(Irish)


Entry updated January 21, 2022