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Ryan Meaning


What does Ryan mean?

The name Ryan is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Ryan is "little king".

Ryan is used as both a boys and girls name.

It consists of 4 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ry-an.

The Given Name Ryan

Ryan is a form of the Irish surname O Riain meaning "descendant of Rian".

It derives from the Old Irish element ri meaning "king" combined with a diminutive to imply "little king".

Ryan is a great choice for parents looking for a more popular name.

Want to make this name more unique? Try spell it backwards.

A fearless name that will enchant parents.

Ryan falls into the royal title name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Ryan Babel, Ryan Bailey, and Ryan Gosling.

Ryan Popularity

In the U.S. in 2017, it ranked 410 in baby name popularity for girls with 770 occurrences. It ranked 43 in baby name popularity for boys with 7,652 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 463 in baby name popularity for girls with 685 occurrences. It ranked 40 in baby name popularity for boys with 8,232 occurrences.

Want to see how Ryan sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Ryan Name Popularity Page.

Ryan Related Names

Variants of the name Ryan include Rian.

The names Ryana, Ryann are all forms of Ryan.

Famous Ryans

  • Ryan Babel ~ Soccer Player
  • Ryan Bailey ~ Track Player
  • Ryan Gosling ~ Actor
  • Ryan Harris ~ Football Player
  • Ryan Kwanten ~ Actor
  • Ryan Mathews ~ Football Player
  • Ryan McGowan ~ Soccer Player
  • Ryan Merriman ~ Actor
  • Ryan O'Neal ~ Actor
  • Ryan Phillippe ~ Actor
  • Ryan Reynolds ~ Actor
  • Ryan Succop ~ Football Player

Ryan Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Ryan.

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Ryan Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Ryan in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Ryan.

Just for fun, see the name Ryan in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Ryan in Nautical Flags page.