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What does Ryun mean?

Ryun Pronunciation of Ryun [ryun] as a name for boys is of Gaelic origin, and Ryun means "king". Ryun is an alternate form of Ryan (Gaelic): also possibly (Gaelic) "water".

Associated with: gaelic, king.


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

Creative forms:
(male) Raun, Reun, ..

(female) Rynon, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ryun Deshaun (R.D.), ..

How popular is Ryun?

Ryun is an uncommon first name for men but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#82019 out of 150436, Top 55%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Ryun (unlisted) ranked in the Top 2000 are Ryan (#39 in 2015), Rian (#1396), Ryon and Ryne. These forms of Ryun were popular as baby names 3 decades ago (median #928) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1358, 68.6%). (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

Ryun is alike in pronunciation to Rain, Raine, Rane, Rayne, Ren, Renne, Roan, Roane, Ron, Ronn, Roone, Rowan, Rowen, Royan and Rune. Other suggested similar names are Alun, Arun, Edun, Gun, Raul, Roul, Ruy, Ryden, Rye, Rylan, Ryu, Ryuu and Teun. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ryun.

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