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Quick Facts on Ronnie

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • English, Nordic
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 743
Simple meaning:
Wise ruler; with the guidance of the gods

Characteristics of Ronnie

  • Communicative
  • Creative
  • Optimistic
  • Popular
  • Social
  • Dramatic
  • Happy

Etymology & Historical Origin - Ronnie

Ronnie is the English diminutive and pet form of Ronald, which itself is the anglicized version of an old Scandinavian personal name (Rögnvaldr) derived from the Old Norse elements “regin” meaning “advice, decision” (i.e., in the sense of “the gods”) and “valdr” meaning “ruler”. Rögnvaldr basically means “with god’s guidance” or “wise ruler”. The name was brought first to northern England and Scotland by way of the Viking invaders and Scandinavian settlers in the early Middle Ages; later to be borne by a 12th century Scottish/Norwegian saint, Ragnvald Kale Kollsson (also known as St. Ronald or St. Ronald of Orkney). St. Ronald was a warrior chieftain in the Orkney Islands, Scotland, and is credited with building the cathedral St. Magnus at Kirkwall in 1137. Ronald was later murdered by a group of rebelling warriors and was venerated as a martyr at Kirkwall. He was canonized before the century was over. Ronald was a regularly used name in Scotland during medieval times and became wide-spread among all English-speaking nations by the 19th century. Ronnie has been used both as a pet form for Ronald and as an independently given name in its own right. Ronnie is also sometime considered a female pet name for Veronica.

Popularity of the Name Ronnie

American parents started using Ronnie as an independently given name in lieu of Ronald during the 1920s. Ronnie was used with enough frequency as a stand-alone name to make the Top 1000 list in 1928. Meanwhile, at the same point in U.S. naming history, Ronald was fast becoming a hyper-trendy baby boy’s name (pretty much a Top 10 favorite during the 1930s and 40s). So clearly Ronnie was riding the wave of popularity being created by his bigger brother. The height of Ronnie’s usage came in the 1940s and 50s when the name landed a Top 100 position for more than 20 consecutive years. Although as the excitement over Ronald began to wear off, so too did it for Ronnie. Both of these names are classic mid-century (like Larry and Jerry). Ronnie is really a nickname, so using it as a legally given first name demonstrates a pretty relaxed and unfussy naming style.
Popularity of the Boy Name Ronnie
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Ronnie

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Ronnie

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Ronnie

    Ronnie We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Ronnie.

  • Popular Songs on Ronnie

    Popular Songs on Ronnie

    Bye Bye Ronnie - a song by MDC

    Robots for Ronnie - a song by Crack The Sky

    Ronnie - a song by Metallica

    Ronnie - a song by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

    Ronnie and Neil - a song by Drive-By Truckers

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Ronnie

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Ronnie

    Ronnie Raven Recycles (K. I. Al-Ghani) - In this engaging children s story, Ronnie, a young raven who has grown too big for the family nest, is encouraged to make his own home. Ronnie comes up with a brilliant idea, to use human trash to build his nest. A seagull pal of Ronnie s shows him how to steal nesting materials from human trash bags. Ronnie s flashy idea quickly catches on and before long all bird species start to rip open trash sacks to get at the materials within. Mayhem quickly results. Ronnie learns the difference between inappropriate and appropriate recycling, and so will the reader. Here is a fun way to introduce a serious subject to children along with learning activities at the end of the story to continue the fun. Recommended for ages 5-8.

    Ronnie the Rhino and the Grumpy Old Elephant (Hector Garcia Jr.) - This is the story of an unusual young rhinoceros named Ronnie, who was born with his horn in the wrong place on top of his head. Ronnie is ridiculed and demeaned by the entire herd, but he refuses to accept that he is different and instead sees himself as special. Before long, the entire herd will come to see that Ronnie is just as special as his mother always said he was, as Ronnies special gift is the difference between life and death. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Ronnie Wilson's Gift (Francis Chan) - A little boy’s attempts to give Jesus a gift teaches him the truth that what he does for others, he does for Jesus. When Ronnie Wilson learns of Jesus’ sacrifice, he wants to give Jesus a gift in return. But how can he get it to heaven? With each attempt he performs a simple act of service for someone in need, and eventually learns that what is done for the least in God’s kingdom is done for Jesus himself. In the delightfully illustrated book Ronnie Wilson’s Gift, bestselling author and prolific speaker Francis Chan continues the series of children’s parables he began with Halfway Herbert and The Big Red Tractor. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Ronnie's Rotten Recipes (Kim Schlaht) - Have you ever tried a beetle brownie? No? Then you don't know what you're missing. Did you know that strange things- like bugs and creepy crawlies- have wonderful tastes? It's true. And a young boy named Ronnie has all the best recipes. You'll learn how to catch crickets the proper way. You'll learn how to cook them up. And you'll learn how they crunch! Take a look inside and see for yourself! Recommended for ages 7-10.

    Ronnie's War (Bernard Ashley) - It is 1940, and Ronnie Warren is a street-smart 11-year-old living with his mum in south London while his father is away fighting with the army. Ronnie's story starts during the Blitz, when he climbs bravely through bomb rubble to rescue his mother and his aunt. Evacuated to Lancashire, he stands up to a sadistic teacher and embarks on a pre-teen romance. Back in London, his mum hears that her husband is missing, presumed killed. Ronnie believes she has fallen for a GI and makes a fool of himself - but patches things up. VE Day brings joy mixed with grief for Ronnie, knowing that his dad is dead - but a surprise telegram brings unbelievable news. This captivating story by a master children's author vividly brings the WW2 Home Front to life. It vividly portrays Londoners' experience of the relentless bombing by German planes, the evacuation of children from the city to the countryside, attitudes to the America GIs when they arrived in England, and the feelings of relief when VE Day finally came. Recommended for ages 9-12.

  • Famous People Named Ronnie

    Famous People Named Ronnie

    Famous People Named Ronnie - Ronald "Ronnie" Wood (guitarist/bassist for The Rolling Stones); Ronald “Ronnie” Lott (football player); Ronald “Ronnie” Van Zant (musician); Ronnie Milsap (country musician); Ronald "Ronnie" O'Sullivan (English snooker champion); Ronald "Ronnie" James Dio (heavy metal musician); Ronnie Peterson (Swedish car racer); Ronnie Scott (English jazz musician); Ronnie Brown (football player)

  • Children of Famous People Named Ronnie

    Children of Famous People Named Ronnie

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Ronnie - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Ronnie.

  • Historic Figures

    Ronnie - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Ronnie - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Ronnie.

Personality of the Boy Name Ronnie

The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.

Variations of the Baby Name - Ronnie

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