What does Rian mean?
Rian \rian\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Rian). Rian's root is Gaelic, and Rian means "king". Rian is a variation of Ryan (Gaelic): also possibly (Gaelic) "water". Unique as a name for baby boys.
Rian is a rare given name for males but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#68655 out of 88799, Top 77%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Rian for boys. Rian reached its peak position of #33 in Ireland in 2012, and is currently at #37. (2013 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Rian and corresponding names. The only other prominent variation form of Rian rated in the Top 1000 is Ryan (#37 last year). This boy name reached the peak of its popularity in the year 1991 and is almost as popular today. Ryan (#37) is the most chic name for newborns among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Rian is pronounced similarly to Rain, Rane, Ren, Roan, Roane, Ron▼, Ronn, Rowan▲ and Royan. Other recommended similar baby names are Cian, Eian, Gian, Jian, Kian▲, Ram and Rohan▲. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rian.