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    Name: Ryan

    Origin and Meaning of the Name Ryan

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    Gender:

    Boy

    Origin:

    Gaelic

    Meaning:

    Little King

    Origin:

    English

    Meaning:

    Little King

    Pronunciation:

    (RY an)   [Guide]

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    Miscellaneous Info for Ryan

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    Irish Names, Surnames Names, English Names, Popular Names

    Used in:

    English speaking countries

    Additional info:

    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.

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    Popularity Rank of Ryan

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    The name meaning of Ryan and the name origin of Ryan have been reviewed by our name experts.
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