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What does Rian mean?

Rian Pronunciation of Rian [ri-an] as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Rian) has its root in Gaelic, and Rian means "king". Rian is an alternate spelling, with the prefix Ri-, of Ryan (Gaelic): also possibly (Gaelic) "water".

Associated with: gaelic, king.

Variations

Rian has 6 variants: Rien, Rion, Ryen, Ryne, Ryon and Ryun.

Creative forms:
(male) Rean, Rine, ..

(female) Rianah, Rianni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rian Otis (R.O.), ..

How popular is Rian?

Rian is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#62577 out of 150436, Top 42%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Rian for boys. Rian entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #1134 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is currently at #1396. (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 boy names. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Rian and corresponding names. Prominent variation forms of Rian (#1396 last year) are Ryan (#39 last year), Ryne and Ryon. Other variants, like Ryen, are seldom used. These forms of Rian were favored by parents 25 years ago (adoption of 1.4%) and are now much less popular (adoption 0.5%, 68.6%), with versions like Ryan becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rian, Ryan, Ryne, Ryon in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Rian is pronounced similarly to Rain, Raine, Rane, Rayne, Ren, Renne, Roan, Roane, Ron, Ronn, Roone, Rowan, Rowen, Royan and Rune. Other recommended names are Aitan, Alan, Aman, Arian, Ban, Bran, Chan, Cian, Dilan, Doan, Egan, Eian, Eidan, Elan, Eman, Euan, Evan, Evian, Ewan, Gian, Gyan, Idan, Ifan, Ilan, Iwan, Jan, Jian, Khan, Kian, Kiean, Kiran, Milan, Oran, Rab, Rad, Rae, Rai, Raj, Ram, Rand, Ray, Read, Regan, Ric, Rich, Rico, Rigg, Rike, Rikk, Rip, Rohan, Roman, Rylan, Sean, Shan, Stan, Stian, Twan, Van and Zan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rian.

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