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What does Rian mean?

Rian Pronunciation of Rian as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Rian) has its root in Gaelic, and Rian means "king". Rian is an alternate spelling of Ryan (Gaelic): also possibly (Gaelic) "water".


ASSOCIATED WITH gaelic, king


VARIANTS Ryun, Ryon, Ryne, Ryen, Rion, Rien



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How popular is Rian?

Rian is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#62577 out of 150436, Top 42%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Rian entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #1075 in the U.S. in 2017, and is currently at #1243. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Rian (#1243 LAST YEAR) are Ryan (#46), Ryne and Ryon. Other variants, like Ryen, are seldom used. These forms of Rian were favored by parents 28 years ago (ADOPTION OF 1.4%) and are now much less popular (ADOPTION 0.4%, 72.9%), with versions like Ryan becoming less in vogue.

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

Rian is pronounced similarly to Rain, Raine, Rane, Rayne, Ren, Renne, Roan, Roane, Ron, Ronn, Roone, Rowan, Rowen, Royan and Rune. Other recommended sound-alike names are Aitan, Alan, Aman, Arian, Ban, Bran, Chan, Cian, Dilan, Doan, Egan, Eian, Eidan, Elan, Eman, Euan, Evan, Evian, Ewan, Gian, Gyan, Idan, Ifan, Ilan, Iwan, Jan, Jian, Khan, Kian, Kiean, Kiran, Milan, Oran, Rab, Rad, Rae, Rai, Raj, Ram, Rand, Ray, Read, Regan, Ric, Rich, Rico, Rigg, Rike, Rikk, Rip, Rohan, Roman, Rylan, Sean, Shan, Stan, Stian, Twan, Van and Zan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rian.

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