Gender: Masculine
Origin: Irish/Gaelic
Meaning: “little seal.”
Eng (ROH-nen); Ire (RO-nawn).

The name is derived from the Gaelic word rón meaning, “seal”.

It was borne by several early Celtic saints including a Bishop who served under St. Patrick.

He was assigned to preach in the Breton and Cornish lands.

He is currently the 504th most popular male name in the United States, elsewhere, in Ireland, he comes in as 41st most popular male name (2007).