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Ryan meaning and name origin
Ryan \r-yan\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Ryan), is pronounced RY-ann. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Ryan is "king". Cross-gender use of the surname, probably influenced by Rhiannon. Ryanna is also a male surname in East Africa that means "a spoilt or favoured child". Actress Ryan Haddon.
Ryan has 17 variant forms: Rian, Riana, Riane, Riann, Rianna, Rianne, Riayn, Ryana, Ryane, Ryann, Ryanna, Ryanne, Rye, Ryen, Ryenne, Ryette and Rynn.
Baby names that sound like Ryan are Rhyan, Rayann, Rain, Rana, Rani, Rayana, Roana and Rowan.
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Popularity of Ryan
Ryan is a very popular first name for women (#1229 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#203 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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