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Origin of the name RONAN.
Etymology of the name RONAN.
Meaning of the baby name RONAN.

  

RONAN.  Scottish and Irish (Rónán) name meaning "a seal, or sea-calf," from Gaelic rínRona may be a feminine form.  Also see Moronog.  Usage: America, Australia, England, France, Ireland, Isle of Man, Scotland, Wales.
    Rónán Patrick John Keating, an Irish musician, singer and songwriter.  Ronan Vibert, a Welsh actor.  Ronan Pensec, a former French professional road bicycle racer.  Ronan Farrow, an American human rights activist and freelance journalist. (Wiki)

RONA, an island off Lewis, and RONA or RONAY, an island in the Sound of Skye (both called Rögney in O.N.), bear the name of St. Ronan, a bishop who died in 737, from whom Sir Walter Scott invented the name St. Ronan's Well. (Names and Their Histories, Taylor, 1896)

... Rín means a seal or sea-calf in Gaelic.  Ronan is the derivative.  He is a hero whose death is lamented in the Ossianic poetry, and his name was afterwards borne by a large number of Irish and Scottish saints, from whom came Ronan in Scotland, Ronayne in Ireland, once with the feminine Ronat... (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).

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