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Rye (girl)

What does Rye mean?

Rye Pronunciation of Rye [rye] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Rye). The meaning of Rye is "king". Rye is a version of Ryan (Irish, Gaelic): cross-gender use of the surname.

Associated with: king (queen).


11 different relations via Ryan: Rian, Riane, Riayn, Ryana, Ryane, Ryann, Ryanne, Ryen, Ryenne, Ryette and Rynn.

Creative forms:
(female) Roye, Rre, ..

(male) Rid, Rre, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rye Areli (R.A.), ..

How popular is Rye?

Rye is an uncommon first name for females but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#7446 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Rye (not in Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Ryan (#474 last year), Ryann (#839), Ryanne and Rian. Other forms, like Ryenne, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Rye was widespread a decade ago (adoption of 0.1%) and has remained as conventional to this day. Ryan and Ryann are two of the more chic girl names in this compilation. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Rye is alike in pronunciation to Rae, Ray, Raya, Raye, Rea, Ree, Rei, Rey, Reya, Rhae, Rhaya, Rhea, Rhia, Ria, Rie, Roya, Rue and Rui. Other suggested similar names are Ade, Agye, Ame, Amye, Ase, Ave, Aya, Ayn, Bee, Caye, Cee, Coe, Cy, Dee, Doe, Ede, Eve, Eyde, Eyo, Fae, Faye, Fee, Gae, Gaye, Hy, Jae, Jaye, Joye, Jyl, Jyn, Kaye, Kyel, Kyle, Kym, Lee, Lyn, Lys, Lyz, Mae, Noe, Nyx, Rayne, Rene, Riet, Rise, Ros, Rose, Royce, Roz, Roze, Rylee, Ryley, Rysa, Skye, Sue, Ute and Zoe. These names tend to be more frequently used than Rye.

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