What does Ries mean?
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).
(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)
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.See names in meaning and etymology.