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What does Ryne mean?

Ryne Pronunciation of Ryne [ryne] as a boys' name is of Gaelic derivation, and the meaning of Ryne is "king". Ryne is an alternate form of Ryan (Gaelic): also possibly (Gaelic) "water".

Associated with: gaelic, king.


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

Creative forms:
(male) Ranne, Rone, ..

(female) Ryale, Ryce, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ryne Luc (R.L.), ..

How popular is Ryne?

Ryne is an uncommon first name for men but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#144908 out of 150436, Top 96%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Ryne was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its highest rank of #626 in the U.S. in the year 1990, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Ryne ranked in the Top 2000 are Ryan (#39 from recent data), Rian (#1396) and Ryon. Usage of these relations of Ryne was at its apex 3 decades ago (usage of 1.4%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.5%, 68.6% less), with versions like Ryan going out of style.

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

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

Similar Names

Ryne is alike in pronunciation to Rain, Raine, Rane, Rayne, Ren, Renne, Roan, Roane, Ron, Ronn, Roone, Rowen, Royan and Rune. Other suggested similar names are Arne, Bane, Bayne, Boyne, Byrne, Coyne, Dane, Dayne, Dene, Enne, Fane, Gayne, Gene, June, Kane, Kayne, Keyne, Lane, Layne, Mayne, Payne, Rae, Rafe, Rance, Rand, Range, Rayce, Raye, Rayner, Raynes, Rene, Renke, Reno, Reve, Reyni, Rice, Rike, Ring, Roe, Rome, Ronel, Rowe, Royce, Royle, Rube, Ryden, Ryder, Rye, Ryker, Rylee, Ryley, Ryu, Ryuu, Tune, Vane, Wayne, Wynne, Zane and Zayne. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ryne.

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