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- proper n. A surname.
- proper n. A male given name.
- proper n. A female given name of modern usage, often associated with the rowan tree.
Anglicised from the Irish saints' name Ruadhán ("little red one"), or as a surname from Ó Ruadháin ("descendant of Ruadhán"). (Wiktionary)