What does Rian mean?
Associated with: king (queen).
(female) Raian, Rean, ..
(male) Rine, Riton, .. Middle name pairings:
Rian Karter (R.K.), ..
How popular is Rian?
Rian is an uncommonly occurring given name for women but a very prominent last name for all people (#62577 out of 150436, Top 42%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Rian was first listed in 1999 and reached its highest position of #1486 in the U.S. in 2006, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Riana, Rianna, Ryan (#474 a year ago), Ryann (#839) and Ryanne are the popular alternative forms of Rian. Other forms, like Ryanna, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Rian was more pronounced among parents a decade ago (median #1265) and is almost as widespread today. Ryan is the clear favorite, although Ryann seems to be gaining favor too, while Rianna is now somewhat dated.
Rian is pronounced similarly to Raeann, Raene, Rain, Raine, Rayann, Rayne▲, Reanne, Reene, Reine, Renne, Rhiane, Rhiann, Rhyan, Roanne, Rowan▲, Rowen and Wren▲. Other recommended names are Adan, Aidan, Dian, Dwan, Dyan, Elan, Elian, Eman, Evan, Fan, Fran, Iman, Jan▼, Jean▼, Joan▼, Lean, Miran, Nan▼, Niran, Rae▼, Ragan, Rana, Rani, Ray▼, Rea, Read, Regan▼, Rhae, Rhia, Rhiana, Ria, Rianon, Rica, Rida, Rie, Riet, Rihana, Rika, Riki, Rima, Rina, Rinah, Riona, Risa, Rise, Rita▼, Riva, Rivah, Rivi, Rivy, Roana, San, Sean, Shan, Sian and Van. These names tend to be more frequently used than Rian.See names in meaning and etymology.