Saoirse Ronan says Irish people pronouce her name as "Seer-sha", but that she herself would pronounce it as "Ser-sha", like "inertia"---being Irish for "freedom". Saoirse's middle name is Una, which means "unity" in Ireland, and her last name, Ronan, means "seal".
"So I'm a free, unified seal." - a comment by Saoirse Ronan on her name.
- Other Fun Facts About Saoirse Ronan -
* Her family is Catholic.
* She was born in New York City.
* She supports the Irish Blue Cross, the charity that reunited her with her runaway dog, Sassie.