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Ronnie is a first name typically given to boys, but in rare cases also used as a girls name.

Ronnie is a common name for boys!

The name Ronnie isn’t among the current fashionable names in our top 10 stats, but nonetheless, it’s still very popular and common. In our SmartGenius ranking of all boys names, Ronnie ranks 790. Recently, out of every 10,000 newborn boys, approximately 2 were named Ronnie. In the entire USA, approximately 182,340 people – children, adults and seniors – currently bear the name Ronnie. That is 0.05 % of all living Americans.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

What does the name 
Ronnie mean?

Ronnie is a diminutive of a masculine and feminine given name with different meanings: Derived from Veronica, it means ‘bringing victory’, from Ronald, it stands for ‘counsel ruler’.

As a given name,... Ronnie had its most popular phase in the 1940s and 1950s.

Ronnie -
classic and modern at the same time

Who would have thought it? After many years of not appearing at all in the SmartGenius statistics, Ronnie reached its highest rank ever in the year 1946 at #52. In other words: 5,978 newborn boys were named Ronnie that year. Since then, it has been considered to be a universally popular name, chosen by a large number of happy parents every year. Although the times of its highest popularity are now many decades ago, Ronnie is still going strong and has not been forgotten yet. We can only wait and see if there will be a new surprise in store and if Ronnie will be able to top its all-time best ranking ever again.

In years where the graph has no value, the name Ronnie was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

Ronnie - a popular player in the midfield

In 2022, Ronnie ranked 787 in our SmartGenius statistics. In absolute figures, this means it was given to baby boys a total of 286 times. No one knows what names (or combinations of numbers and letters) will be popular 50 years from now, but given its consistent popularity, there is a good chance that Ronnie will remain a universally popular name.

Ronnie -
well known in all states of the USA, most popular in Arkansas

There are only 386 different male names registered in every single state in the U.S., and Ronnie is one of them. However, Ronnie is not equally widespread in all states, but people in Arkansas seem to particularly fancy this name – the 5,343 men called Ronnie who live here are 0,306% of all male residents and push their name up to #66 in our SmartGenius statistics, easily placing it in the top 100 most common male names in Arkansas. If you look at all the states in the USA together, you can currently find as many as 182,340 people with the name Ronnie. Across all regions and age groups, this lands Ronnie on position 192 in our SmartGenius ranking of the top male names – of course, the current popularity as a baby name for newborns looks somewhat different, as you can see from the statistics above.

Ronnie has 6 letters 
and begins with an R

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter R is quite common as an initial letter for boys’ names. To be precise, 5.2% of all boys' names in the US begin with this letter. The most common first letters of boys' names, by the way, are J, A and D.

With six letters, the name Ronnie is of average length. In fact, 28% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly six letters. 24% of all first names are shorter, while 48% have seven letters or more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

Therefore: As 5.2% of all boys' names start with R, this initial letter occurs much more often than all 26 letters on average. And maybe interesting to know: of all the names that begin with an R, Robert is the most common.

Other names with 
R, o, n, n, i and e

If you take all the letters in the name Ronnie – R, o, n, n, i and e – and put them together again, you can form another name, such as Norine.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Ronnie

If your name is Ronnie and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Ronnie

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Ronnie, you can simply say:







This is how the name Ronnie is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Ronnie in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Ronnie

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Ronnie is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Ronnie

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Ronnie sounds like this: