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What does Rider mean?

Rider Pronunciation of Rider as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Rider is "horseman". Possibly a transferred surname. Author Rider Haggard; painter Albert Pinkham Ryder.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, horseman (warrior), surname


VARIANTS Ridder, Ryder

(male) Ridro, ..

(female) Ridra, ..

Rider Princeton (R.P.), ..

How popular is Rider?

Rider is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#2071 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Rider was first listed in 2011 and reached its apex position of #1992 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list at the moment. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Ryder (#131 LAST YEAR) is the only other popular related form of Rider. Adoption of these relations of Rider reached its most widespread less than a decade ago (USAGE OF 0.22%) and is somewhat lower today (USAGE 0.17%, 24%). Ryder is the clear favorite.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rider, Ryder in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Rider is alike in pronunciation to Rayder. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Ander, Didier, Eder, Einer, Eizer, Elder, Ender, Haider, Heder, Hyder, Jader, Keder, Kidder, Linder, Miner, Nader, Peder, Piper, Radek, Rafer, Raiden, Rainer, Reide, Reiner, Rice, Ridge, Ridlea (see Ridley), Ridley, Ridly (see Ridley), Rien, Ries, Rigel, Rike, Riker, Riley, Ritter, River, Rivers, Rives, Rodel, Rodeo, Rodger, Roger, Roper, Rover, Royer, Rudee, Rudey, Ryden, Ryker, Snider, Spider, Tiger and Wilder. These names tend to be more frequently used than Rider.

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