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What does Ryder mean?

Ryder Pronunciation of Ryder as a boys' name is pronounced RYE-der. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Ryder is "horseman, rider". Rydell is a contemporary variant. Also form of Rider.


ASSOCIATED WITH horseman (warrior)


VARIANTS Rydell, Ryden

(male) Roder, ..


Ryder Calder (R.C.), ..

How popular is Ryder?

Ryder is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#2370 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Ryder entered the list in 1991 and reached its apex rank of #95 in the U.S. in the year 2014, and is at #131 presently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Ryder (#131 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) listed in the Top 2000 are Ryden (#1436) and Rider. These relations of Ryder were popular as birth names in the year 2015 (MEDIAN #1245) and are almost as common today (#1189, 23%). Ryder is more ubiquitous than the rest.

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

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

Similar Names

Ryder is pronounced similarly to Rayder and Ridder. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Ander, Aymer, Dyer, Eder, Elder, Ender, Hayder, Heder, Hyder, Jader, Keder, Kyler, Myer, Nader, Peder, Radek, Rafer, Rayner, Riker, River, Rodel, Rodeo, Rodger, Roger, Roper, Rover, Royden, Royer, Rudee, Rudey, Rye, Ryen, Ryker, Rylee, Ryley, Ryne, Snyder, Spyder, Tyler and Wyler. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ryder.

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