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Gender: Boy Meaning: Little red one Origin: Gaelic Pronunciation: Roo an Related Names: Rooan, Ruwan

Ruan: Popularity

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1404th most popular boys name in the UK

16 recorded births
in 2012

User rating:  Star: on Star: on Star: on Star: off Star: off ( 3.16 from 112 votes )

Additional information about the name Ruan:

Ruan comes from the Gaelic word for red, ruadh, and a Gaelic diminutive suffix. The other form, from the tree, comes from a Norse word for the European plant. This word refers to the red leaves and berries of the rowan tree.

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