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Ryu Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Ryu is of Italian origin.

The meaning of Ryu is "dragon".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1975 in baby name popularity for boys with 72 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

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


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Related Names

Ryu is a form of the name Ryuu.

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Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Ryu.

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

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Italian children normally receive one or two given names.

Italian babies are frequently named after family members, Roman Catholic saints including local patron saints and other biblical figures. Traditionally, the first born son was named after the father's father, the first daughter after the father's mother, the second son after the mother's father, and the second daughter after the mother's mother. Some Italians still follow this custom today.

Many Italian male given names end in -o or -e while female names often end in -a and -e.

Nicknames may be formed for almost any name by adding a variety of suffexes including -ino/-ina, -etto/-etta, -ello/-ella, -uccio/-uccia, -uzzo/-uzza. These endings can the be used for example to turn Paola to Paoletta and Donato into Donatello.