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What does Ridder mean?

Ridder Pronunciation of Ridder [rid-der] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and Ridder means "horseman". Ridder is a variant form of Rider (Old English): possibly a transferred surname.

Associated with: old english, horseman (warrior).


Ridder has 1 variant: Ryder.

Creative forms:
(male) Rader, Ridra, ..

(female) Ridre, Ridri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ridder Rex (R.R.), ..

How popular is Ridder?

Ridder is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#16655 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Ridder (outside Top 2000) are Rider and Ryder (#98 from current records). These forms of Ridder were favored in 2015 (median #1049). Ryder has historically been the top pick of parents. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rider, Ryder in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ridder is pronounced similarly to Rayder. Other suggested similar names are Adler, Ailmer (see Aylmer), Balder, Broder, Calder, Didier, Dieter, Dizier (see Desiderio), Eadger, Eizer, Elder, Fielder, Filmer, Fisher, Gilmer, Haider, Hayder, Hiller, Jader, Kadeer, Keder, Kidder, Kiefer, Lander, Linder, Nadeer, Qadeer, Radbert, Radd, Radlea (see Radley), Radley, Radnor, Rafer, Randey, Rayner, Reade, Reinier, Renier, Rhodes, Rice, Rickert, Riddley, Ridge, Ridglea, Ridglee (see Ridgeley), Ridlea (see Ridley), Ridley, Rike, Riker, Rique, Rislee (see Risley), Ritter, River, Rivers, Rives, Roddie, Rodger, Rodney, Roger, Rover, Rudee, Rudiger, Rutger, Ryden, Sander, Snider, Snyder, Spider, Spyder, Tiger, Tigger, Vander, Wilder and Wilmer. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ridder.

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