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What does Ryland mean?

Ryland Pronunciation of Ryland [ry-land] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Ryland is "land where rye is grown". Place name.

Associated with: old english.


Ryland has 2 variants: Ryeland and Rylan.

Affiliated boy name: Bryland.

Creative forms:
(male) Raland, Riland, ..

(female) Rylai, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ryland Beaux (R.B.), ..

How popular is Ryland?

Ryland is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#13282 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Ryland entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its peak position of #407 in the U.S. in 2013, and is presently at #492. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other prominent related form of Ryland (#492 in recent rankings) is Rylan (#241 in recent rankings). Adoption of these forms of Ryland was well-received among parents 4 years ago (average #299) and is somewhat less today (#366, 36%). Rylan has historically been popular among parents, although Ryland seems to be gaining favor too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ryland, Rylan in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ryland is pronounced similarly to Roeland, Roland, Rolland and Rowland. Other suggested similar names are Aland, Arand, Arland, Brand, Clayland, Derland, Durand, Durland, Dylan, Earland, Erland, Garland, Harland, Howland, Kylan, Leeland, Leland, Leyland, Marland, Maryland, Maytland (see Maitland), Newland, Noland, Orland, Ormand, Radd, Rajan, Ramond, Ranald, Rand, Randi, Randl (see Randall), Randy, Rane, Raylen, Raymond, Raynald, Read, Regan, Renard, Renaud, Reymond, Reynald, Reynard, Rian, Ricard, Riyad, Roan, Roane, Roban, Rockland, Rogan, Rolando, Rollan, Roman, Romano, Ronan, Rowan, Royan, Rutland, Ryan, Ryden, Rylee, Ryley, Ryne, Ryon, Ryszard, Ryun, Wayland, Wylan and Wyland. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ryland.

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