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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Ronan
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Ronan in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Ronan:
Records indicate that 4,841 boys in the United States have been named Ronan since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 590 people in the U.S. were given the name Ronan. Those people are now 7 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Ronan
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8 Positive Comments
"I have been named Ronan since a very young age. was born in 2004, now 15. I have only heard of 2 other people named Ronan so far, haven't met either of them. A huge majority of the people I meet, at first mishear it as roman, or something else. Thats the only downside to having Ronan as a name, or a name at all, the mishearing. Because it is my name, I like it. That is all." Dec. 21, 2019:
"My son is 6 months old and is named Ronan. I've never met another Ronan. We call him Roni for a nickname. People either love it or don't like it at all. My grandmother especially loves it (shes a little Irish lady) we love his name and it just suits him so well!" Sep. 27, 2017:
"My sisters best friends name is Ronan, he is from Ireland. When we were having our son we wanted an Irish name. My sister recomended Ronan. We loved it. Our friends thought it was a weird name and tried to come up with a nick name and we got upset. When Ronan was born, our friends realised he looked like a Ronan and they have always called him Ronan. When we went to his first day of kinder. The teacher said, "oh, you are the other Ronan" we were shocked to hear there was another Ronan in his class.
When we tell some people his name, they think we said Roman but usualy they are hard of hearing. We LOVE his name! He was born in 2006 and is 10 now." Oct. 3, 2016:
"We named our son Ronan and we're still happy with it. There's not much teasing potential and it's a good masculine name. We get a lot of postive comments on it even though it seems like most people here haven't heard the name before. It sometimes gets misheard as Roman, Rowan, Roland, and Ryan." Feb. 18, 2011:
"I was thirty years old before I ever heard of someone else with my name. Most people love it once they get through mispronouncing or mispelling it. I spelled it twice for a teacher once and she asked me if I was sure..." Mar. 16, 2009:
"I want a kid called Ronan. I love it because it's really rare and it's such a lovely name. (I hate popular names!) Ronan Keating is also one of my obsessions, so it makes it even better :)" Jul. 10, 2008:
"This is our boy name we have picked out. It's a nice strong, masculine name and you can't rhyme too many things with it." Sep. 11, 2007:
"When I was over in the US, some people had trouble pronouncing my name, but most found it okay. Especially when they realised there is a Robert DeNiro film with the same sounding-name." Aug. 8, 2006:
3 Neutral Comments
"Ronan is an irish name and is quite popular in ireland with some famous ronans being ronan o'gara the internetional rugby player and Ronan Keating the singer" May. 28, 2008:
"Someone I know named their baby boy Ronan, but say it's pronounced "Roman."
Why? I don't get it...why not spell it ROMAN, then!" Sep. 14, 2006:
"I want to name our son Ronan but I'm afraid in another five years it will be as popular as Riley and worse... be used mostly for girls!" Feb. 4, 2006:
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