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What does Ryu mean?

Ryu Pronunciation of Ryu [ryu] as a boys' name is of Japanese origin, and the meaning of Ryu is "dragon spirit".

Associated with: dragon.


Ryu has 1 variant: Ryuu.

Creative forms:
(male) Aryu, Ryar, ..

(female) Ryar, Ryni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ryu Camilo (R.C.), ..

How popular is Ryu?

Ryu is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#17588 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Ryu entered the list in 2011 and reached its highest rank of #1323 in the U.S. in the year 2012, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Ryu is pronounced similarly to Rae, Rai, Ray, Raye, Rei, Reo, Rey, Rio, Roe, Roi, Row, Rowe, Roy, Ruy and Rye. Another recommended name is Ryun. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ryu.

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