Ryan - Meaning Of Ryan, What Does Ryan Mean?

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Ryan Meaning


What does Ryan mean, popularity, numerology and more.

The name Ryan is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Ryan is "king".  

Ryan is used as both a boys and girls name. It consists of 4 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ry-an.

In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 510  in baby name popularity for girls with 603 occurrences.  It ranked 37 in popular baby names for boys with 9026 occurrences. 

View the Ryan Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Ryan has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Ryan to other names.


The name Ryana is a form of Ryan.

Ryan falls into the royal title name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Ryan O'Neal, Ryan Seacrest, Ryan Newman, Ryan Church.

Would you like to fingerspell the name Ryan in American Sign Language?
Then just follow the diagram below.

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.

Looking for something more mystical? Visit the Ryan Numerology page.

Ryan Numerology
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Ryan in Nautical Flags
Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.

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