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What does Ryker mean?

Ryker [ryk-er] as a boys' name is pronounced RYE-ker. It is of Danish origin. Surname form of Richard sometimes used as a given name, perhaps due to the character Commander Riker on the TV show "Star Trek: The Next Generation".

Associated with: surname, commander (leader), star.


Ryker has 1 variant: Riker.

Ryker has 5 more relations via Richard: Rickert, Rickey, Rikard, Riki and Rikki.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Rykerre, Rykriy, ..

(female) Rykerre, Rykerri, ..

How popular is Ryker?

Ryker is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#26215 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Ryker for boys. Ryker was first listed in 1992 and reached its apex rank of #151 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Prominent varying forms of Ryker (#151 from recent data) are Richard (#141 from recent data), Rickey (#1511) and Riker (#1905). These relations of Ryker were favored in the 1940s (average #1079) and have become much less popular since (#927, 90.7%), with forms like Richard becoming less trendy. Ryker is the most chic name for newborns in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ryker, Richard, Rickey, Riker in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Anker, Aymer, Baker, Deker, Dyer, Hyder, Kyler, Myer, Osker, Rafer, Rayder, Rayner, Rider, Rike, River, Roger, Roper, Rover, Royer, Ryden, Ryder, Rye, Ryen, Rylee, Ryley, Ryne, Tyler and Wyler. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ryker.