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Rian (girl)

What does Rian mean?

Rian Pronunciation of Rian [ri-an] as a name for girls (also used more regularly as boys' name Rian) means "king". Rian is an alternate form of Ryan (Irish, Gaelic): cross-gender use of the surname.

Associated with: king (queen).

Variations

Rian has 10 variants: Riane, Riann, Rianne, Riayn, Ryane, Ryann, Ryanne, Ryen, Ryenne and Rynn.

5 more relations via Ryan: Riana, Rianna, Ryana, Ryanna and Rye.

Creative forms:
(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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rian name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rian outside U.S.

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rian, Riana, Rianna, Ryan, Ryann, Ryanne in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ryann outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.

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