Name: Ryan

Origin and Meaning of the Name Ryan

  • Meaning:
    Little King
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  • Meaning:
    Little King
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    (RY an)
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Miscellaneous Info for Ryan

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    English speaking countries
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    Derived from an Irish surname.

    Notable Ryans include actors Ryan Phillippe, Ryan Gosling and Ryan Reynolds, Ryan Seacrest is an American television presenter and Ryan Giggs is a Welsh footballer.

    Ryanair is an Irish budget airline, named after its founders, the Ryan family.

    Ryan was the 14th most popular name for boys in the USA in 2006, receiving it's highest popularity in Delaware and Rhode Island (#1) and being particularly popular in the Northeastern states.

Similar Names to Ryan for Boys & Girls

Popularity Rank of Ryan (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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