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Ryan - Meaning of Ryan

What does Ryan mean?

[ 2 syll. ryan, ry-an ] The baby girl name Ryan is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being more popular. It is pronounced RIYaeN †. Ryan has its origins in the Celtic language. It is used largely in English and Irish. The name Ryan means 'descendant of Rian'. It is derived from the word ri with the meaning 'king'. It represents the transferred use of the surname as a given name. See Ryan for more information.

Ryan has 20 forms. Forms of the name include Raiann, Raianne, Riana, Riane, Riann, Rianna, Rianne, Riayn, Ryana, Ryane, Ryann, Ryanna, Ryanne, Ryenne, Ryette, Rylyn, and Rynn. Other English forms include the diminutive Rye, and the spelling variants Rian and Ryen.

See also the related categories, irish and celtic.

Ryan is rather popular as a baby girl name. The name has been rising in popularity since the 1970s; prior to that, it was of only very light use. At the modest peak of its usage in 2018, 0.047% of baby girls were named Ryan. It had a ranking of #364 then. Out of all girl names in its family, Ryan was the most popular in 2018. Ryan was twice as popular as the next ranked name, Ryann, in that year. Ryan has mainly been a boy name in the last century. There were 9 times more boys than girls who were named Ryan in 2017.

Baby names that sound like Ryan include Reann, Reanne, Rhian, Rhiane, Rian, Riane, Raanee, Raeann, Raheem, Rahma, Rahnee, Rahni, Rahny, Raiann, Raianne, Raina, Rainee, Rainey, Raini, and Rainie.

† Pronunciation for Ryan: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"


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