home > girl names > ryan

Ryan - Meaning of Ryan

What does Ryan mean?

Meaning of the name RyanRyannRiannaRyaneRianaRyanaRyetteRaiannRianRyannaRyanneRyeRiannRaianneRianeRynnRianneRylynRyenneRyenRiayn

[ 2 syll. ryan, ry-an ] The baby girl name Ryan is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being far 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 grew in popularity from the 1970s up to the 1980s; prior to that, it was of only very light use. At the modest peak of its usage in 1986, 0.038% of baby girls were named Ryan. It had a ranking of #340 then. The baby name has dropped in popularity since then. In 2016, it ranked at #465 with a usage of 0.035%, but it was nevertheless the most popular out of all girl names in its family. Ryan was 98% more widely used than the next ranked name, Ryann, in 2016. Ryan has mainly been a boy name in the last century. There were 12 times more boys than girls who were named Ryan in 2015.

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)"

Meaning of Ryan Meaning of Rye Meaning of Rian Meaning of Ryen Meaning of Riana Meaning of Rynn Meaning of Rylyn Meaning of Ryette Meaning of Ryenne Meaning of Ryanne Meaning of Ryanna Meaning of Ryann Meaning of Riayn Meaning of Rianne Meaning of Rianna Meaning of Riann Meaning of Riane Meaning of Ryane Meaning of Adrian Meaning of Rhian Meaning of Rhiannon Meaning of Mariana Meaning of Mary Meaning of Rhianna Meaning of Rihana Meaning of Rin Meaning of Ryann Meaning of Adriana Meaning of Ryan
Baby Name Explorer for Ryan

Ryan Popularity Charts

Variant Popularity Chart 
for Ryan 
in 2016
Popularity Trend 
for Ryan 
from 1900 to 2016
Variant Popularity Trend 
for Ryan 
from 1900 to 2016

Unisex Comparison Chart 
for Ryan 
in 2016

Unisex Popularity Trend 
for Ryan 
from 1900 to 2016
blue:boy name
red:girl name
italics:unisex name
bold:primary name

Copyright © 2009-2017 Baby Names Pedia. All rights reserved.