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What does Ryder mean?

Ryder Pronunciation of Ryder [ry-der] as a boys' name is pronounced RYE-der. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Ryder is "horseman, rider". Rydell is a contemporary variant.

Associated with: horseman (warrior).


Ryder has 2 variants: Rydell and Ryden.

Related boy name: Rider.

Creative forms:
(male) Roder, Ruder, ..

(female) Ryderri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ryder Luca (R.L.), ..

How popular is Ryder?

Ryder is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#2370 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Ryder entered the list in 1991 and reached its apex rank of #95 in the U.S. in the year 2014, and is at #98 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Ryder (#98 from current records) listed in the Top 2000 are Ryden (#1638 from current records) and Rider. These relations of Ryder were popular as birth names in 2015 (median #1245). Ryder is more ubiquitous than the rest.

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

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

Similar Names

Ryder is pronounced similarly to Rayder and Ridder. Other suggested similar names are Ander, Aymer, Dyer, Eder, Elder, Ender, Hayder, Heder, Hyder, Jader, Keder, Kyler, Myer, Nader, Peder, Radek, Rafer, Rayner, Riker, River, Rodel, Rodeo, Rodger, Roger, Roper, Rover, Royden, Royer, Rudee, Rudey, Rye, Ryen, Ryker, Rylee, Ryley, Ryne, Snyder, Spyder, Tyler and Wyler. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ryder.

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