Name: Ronin

Origin and Meaning of the Name Ronin

  • Meaning:
    Little seal
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    (RO nin)
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    English speaking countries
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    Ronin is a respelling of the name Ronan. In Japanese feudal history, a "ronin" was a serf who abandoned his master's lands. The term later referred to a samurai who did not have a master (either because his master had died, or because his master had dismissed him). This term is not used as a given name in Japan, though it has enjoyed some use as a first name in the English speaking world.

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