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What does Riordan mean?

Riordan Pronunciation of Riordan [ri-or-dan] as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Riordan is "bard, minstrel".

Associated with: irish.


Riordan has 2 variants: Rearden and Reardon.

Creative forms:
(male) Riorden, Riorral, ..

(female) Riorda, Riorlan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Riordan Lev (R.L.), ..

How popular is Riordan?

Riordan is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#4433 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Riordan has yet to be listed in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Riordan name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aidan, Bogdan, Bohdan, Ciaran, Corwan, Doran, Dorian, Dorran, Eidan, Eirian, Fionan, Fionnan, Fiontan, Florian, Floryan, Giordano, Giovan, Girvan, Goran, Gordan, Gorman, Joran, Jordaan, Jordan, Jorgan, Jorian, Jourdan, Kieran, Kiernan, Kiran, Kirwan, Loran, Lorcan, Morgan, Norman, Rhodas, Rian, Rion, Roan, Roban, Rodas, Rodman, Rogan, Rohan, Roldan, Rollan, Roman, Ronan, Roshan, Rowan, Rowdon, Royan, Roydan, Royden, Roydon, Siprian, Sipryan (see Cipriano), Thorian, Tiarnan, Tiernan, Toran, Torean, Torran and Zimran. These names tend to be more frequently used than Riordan.

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