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What does Ron mean?

Ron \ron\ as a boys' name. Ron's roots are Hebrew, Scottish, Gaelic and Old Norse, and the meaning of the name Ron is "mountain of strength; crooked nose; ruler's counselor". Ron is a variant of Aaron (Hebrew): from the Hebrew "har-on". Ron is also a variation of Cameron (Scottish, Gaelic). Ron is also used as a variation of Ronald (Old Norse). See also Deron.


Ron has 1 variant: Ronn.

Ron has 44 more alternative forms via Aaron, Cameron, Ronald: Aaran, Aaren, Aarin, Aaro, Aaronn, Aarron, Aaryn, Aeron, Aeryn, Aharon, Ahran, Ahren, Ahron, Airen, Airyn, Aran, Arand, Arek, Aren, Arend, Ari, Arin, Arnie, Aron, Aronne, Arran, Arron, Arun, Auron, Ayren, Ayron, Cam, Camron, Erin, Haroun, Ranald, Ronal, Ronaldo, Rondale, Roneld, Ronell, Ronello, Ronnie and Ronny.

Ron has 1 feminine form: Ronni.


Ron is a very popular first name for men (#221 out of 1220, Top 18%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#24083 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Ron for boys. Ron was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its peak position of #222 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ron name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ron outside U.S.

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the boy name Ron and associated names. Popular varying forms of Ron are Aaron (#50 a year ago), Ari (#441), Aron (#745), Arran, Arron, Cameron (#53), Camron (#792), Deron, Erin, Ronald (#397), Ronaldo, Ronnie (#755) and Ronny. These boy names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.4354%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.2691%, down 38.2%), with versions such as Aron, Camron, Ronald, Ronaldo and Ronnie falling out of fashion. Aaron (#50), Ari (#441) and Cameron (#53) are three of the more trendy baby names in this compilation, with Aaron enjoying a resurgence in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aaron, Ari, Aron, Arron, Cameron, Camron, Deron, Erin, Ron, Ronald in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ronaldo, Ronnie, Ronny in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aaron, Aron, Arran, Cameron, Ronnie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ron is alike in pronunciation to Rain, Rane, Ren, Rian, Rien, Rion, Roan, Roane, Roone, Rowan, Rowen, Royan, Rune, Ryan, Ryen, Ryon and Ryun. Other recommended similar baby names are Con, Don, Eon, Ion, Jon, Lon, Ram, Rene, Reno, Rob, Rod, Roe, Rog, Rohan, Roi, Rome, Row, Roy, Ton and Von. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ron.