[ 1 syll. ron, ro-n ] The baby boy name Ron is sometimes used as a girl name. It is pronounced as RaaN †. Ron is used chiefly in the English, Spanish, Dutch, and Hebrew languages, and it is derived from Hebrew, Old English, Celtic, Old Greek, and Old Norse origins. From Hebrew roots, its meaning is song, song of joy - in this context, Ron can be used in the English and Hebrew languages. It is derived literally from the word 'ron' meaning song.
In addition, Ron is a short form of the name Aaron (English, German, Hebrew, and Polish) in the English and Spanish languages.
Ron is also a variant of the name Byron (English).
Ron is also a diminutive form of the name Cameron (English and Scottish) in the Dutch, English, and Hebrew languages.
Ron is also a variant of the name Jaron (English).
Ron is also a variant of the name Myron (English and Greek).
Ron is also a short form of the name Ronald (English and Scottish) in the English language.
Ron is also a variant of the name Ronan (English and Irish).
Ron has 18 variants that are used in English and other languages. Variants used in English include Rahn, Rohn, Ronea, Ronee, Roney, Roni (used in Hebrew too), Ronie, Ronnea, Ronnee, Ronney, Ronni, Ronnie, Ronny, and Rony. Ronen (Hebrew), Ronia (Hebrew), and Ronin (Hebrew) are foreign variants of Ron. Another foreign form is the variant spelling Ronn (Hebrew).
Ron is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 1960 with 0.087% of baby boys being given the name Ron. It ranked at #170 then. The baby name has since experienced a marked fall in popularity, and is today of sporadic use. Among the group of boy names directly linked to Ron, Aaron was the most frequently used in 2018. Ron has in the past century been mostly given to baby boys.
† Pronunciation for Ron: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"
Details of famous persons named Ron:
Actor Ron Howard, born 1 March 1954, Duncan, Oklahoma.
Actor Ron Perlman, born 13 April 1950, New York, New York.
Politician Ron Paul, born 20 August 1935, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.