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What does Ryen mean?

Ryen Pronunciation of Ryen [ryen] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Ryen) has its root in Gaelic, and the name Ryen means "king". Ryen is a variant form of Ryan (Gaelic): also possibly (Gaelic) "water".

Associated with: gaelic, king.


Ryen has 6 variants: Rian, Rien, Rion, Ryne, Ryon and Ryun.

Creative forms:
(male) Ruen, Ryuen, ..

(female) Ryel, Ryenna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ryen Darrius (R.D.), ..

How popular is Ryen?

Ryen is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#47575 out of 150436, Top 32%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Ryan (#39 last year), Rian (#1396), Ryon and Ryne are the prominent alternative forms of Ryen (unlisted). These forms of Ryen were popular as baby names 25 years ago (average #928) and have become significantly less widespread since (#1358, 69%), with versions such as Ryne becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rian, Ryan, Ryne, Ryon in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rian, Ryan outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ryen is pronounced similarly to Rain, Raine, Rane, Rayne, Ren, Renne, Roan, Roane, Ron, Ronn, Roone, Rowan, Rowen, Royan and Rune. Other suggested similar names are Aden, Alen, Aren, Asen, Ayden, Ayken, Ayren, Ben, Bryen, Byren, Deen, Den, Eben, Eden, Euen, Even, Ewen, Glen, Hymen, Iven, Keen, Ken, Kylen, Len, Olen, Oren, Owen, Rae, Raven, Raye, Raylen, Rayven, Reed, Rees, Reg, Regen, Rei, Rene, Reno, Rex, Rey, Reyes, Ries, Roe, Royden, Royer, Ruben, Ruel, Ryden, Rye, Ryker, Rylan, Rylee, Ryley, Ryu, Sten, Sven, Swen, Tycen and Tynen. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ryen.

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