Meaning of the Irish name Ronan. Listen and learn how to pronounce Ronan so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: From ron “”a seal.”” Legend tells of a seal who is warned never to stray too close to the land. When the “”seal child”” is swept ashore by a huge wave, she becomes trapped in a human form, known as a “”Selkie”” or “”seal maiden.”” Although she lives as the wife of a fisherman and bears him children, known as “”ronans”” or “”little seals,”” she never quite loses her “”sea-longing.”” Eventually she finds the “”seal-skin”” which the fisherman has hidden and slips back into the ocean. But she can’t forget her husband and children and can even be seen swimming close to the shore, keeping a watchful eye on them.

GENDER: Boy | Male


PRONUNCIATION: “”ro + nan””


AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Ronan and read along with the meaning)

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  1. ronan is such a cute name i have got a friend called ronan

  2. this name is rely cute


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