[ 2 syll. ry-lan, ryl-an ] The baby boy name Rylan is pronounced as RIYLaeN †. Rylan is of Celtic and Old English origin. It is used mainly in English. From Old English roots, its meaning is 'rye land'. It is from ryge which means 'rye' ; land. The first name is derived from the surname, which is itself from a place name.
In addition, Rylan is a variation (English) of Ryan (English and Irish).
Rylan is popular as a baby boy name, and it is also regarded as trendy. The name's popularity has been growing since the 1990s; before that, it was of only infrequent use. Its usage peaked modestly in 2011 with 0.136% of baby boys being named Rylan. It was #146 in rank then. In 2012, it ranked at #179 with a usage of 0.107%, and it was the 2nd most popular after Ryan, among all boy names in its family. It was 5 times more commonly used than Rylan in 2012. Rylan has primarily been a boy name, although in the last century it has also been used for girls. In 2011, 7 times as many boys than girls were given the name Rylan.
† Pronunciation for Rylan: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"