[ 2 syll. ry-der, ryd-er ] The baby boy name Ryder is also used as a girl name, but it is much more common for boys. Its pronunciation is RIYD-er †. Ryder is largely used in the English language and it is derived from Old English origins. It is from the element 'ridere' meaning rider. The first name is derived from the surname, which is itself from the job title for someone who carries out his duties while riding a horse, such as a messenger.
Ryder is popular as a baby name for boys, and it is also considered fairly trendy. The name's popularity has been rising since the 1990s. At the modest peak of its usage in 2015, 0.204% of baby boys were given the name Ryder. Its ranking then was #98. In 2018, its usage was 0.155% and its ranking #131, and it was the most commonly used out of all boy names in its group. Ryder has predominantly been a baby boy name in the past century.
† Pronunciation for Ryder: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)"