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What does Ries mean?

Ries Pronunciation of Ries [ries] as a name for boys is of Latin derivation, and Ries means "man, warrior; of the sea". Ries is an alternate spelling of Andre (French, Greek): André is a version of Andrew. Ries is also a form of Marino (Latin).

Associated with: warrior, sea.


3 alternative forms via Andre, Marino: Dre, Rien and Rinus.

Creative forms:
(male) Rides, Rier, ..

(female) Rila, Riney, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ries Tenzin (R.T.), ..

How popular is Ries?

Ries is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#4658 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Ries (not in Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Andre (#279 the previous year), Marino and Dre. Other variants, like Rien, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Ries was common during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.1%) and is somewhat less today (usage 0.1%, down 46%). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Andre, Dre, Marino in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ries is alike in pronunciation to Raice, Ras, Reece, Rees, Reese, Reis, Reyes, Rhys, Rice, Roice, Ross, Rosse and Russ. Other recommended names are Aimes, Ames, Ares, Aries, Des, Giles, Ines, Ives, Jiles, Kees, Les, Miles, Niles, Rae, Raines, Rains, Reed, Reg, Rei, Ren, Reo, Rex, Rey, Rian, Ric, Rich, Rick, Rico, Rider, Rigel, Rigg, Rik, Rike, Riker, Riki, Rikk, Riley, Ring, Rio, Rion, Rip, Rito, River, Rivers, Rives, Roe, Ruel, Rye, Ryen, Wes and Yves. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ries.

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