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The origin of this name is still today quite uncertain. The theories include: The name "Rona" may come from “hraun-øy”, Old Norse for "rough island", a combination of “ròn” plus “øy”, Gaelic and Old Norse for "seal" and "island" respectively, or it may have been named after Saint Ronan. The English language qualifier "North" is sometimes used to distinguish the island from Rona off Skye.

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