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since 1880

Ryan

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: King
  • #46 All Time
  • #37 in 2014
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6k Rian (Irish)

How popular is the name "Ryan" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
190610010
1911606
1913707
1914909
1916707
1917808
191812012
1919606
192012012
192117017
1922808
192310010
1924707
192514014
192614014
1927909
192814014
1929606
193014014
193115015
193214014
193311011
193413013
193511011
193613013
193714014
1938808
193921021
194018018
194113013
194226026
194334034
194423023
194536036
194665065
19471020102
194883083
19491020102
19501000100
19511050105
19521250125
19531450145
19541350135
19551790179
19561910191
19572800280
19583100310
19594047397
19603895384
19613900390
19624030403
19636450645
19645255520
19651,09761,091
19661,595171,578
19671,946151,931
19682,190142,176
19692,270162,254
19702,356242,332
19716,244456,199#51 boy name
19728,960568,904#39 boy name
197310,6058310,522#30 boy name
197413,32112613,195#25 boy name
197515,44513915,306#23 boy name
197617,66716317,504#16 boy name
197721,61836221,256#16 boy name
197821,91958021,339#14 boy name
197923,77055823,212#14 boy name
198025,40360224,801#15 boy name
198127,49667526,821#13 boy name
198227,29159626,695#13 boy name
198328,44460927,835#13 boy name
198429,25054328,707#12 boy name
198530,45157029,881#12 boy name
198630,20170329,498#11 boy name
198729,16469828,466#13 boy name
198828,34361327,730#13 boy name
198928,97656828,408#13 boy name
199029,69045129,239#11 boy name
199127,96443127,533#11 boy name
199227,38337727,006#13 boy name
199327,06635026,716#13 boy name
199424,41135924,052#16 boy name
199523,44535623,089#15 boy name
199622,18838221,806#16 boy name
199720,88636020,526#16 boy name
199820,67147720,194#17 boy name
199921,46245421,008#12 boy name
200020,71144820,263#13 boy name
200118,75146518,286#15 boy name
200218,17451817,656#16 boy name
200320,16859819,570#13 boy name
200420,18670019,486#12 boy name
200518,65467617,978#14 boy name
200617,11368916,424#14 boy name
200716,40570515,700#16 boy name
200815,24557314,672#18 boy name
200913,62652713,099#20 boy name
201012,42646311,963#23 boy name
201111,98750611,481#25 boy name
201211,39246710,925#26 boy name
201310,2884389,850#30 boy name
20149,6296039,026#37 boy name

Want to know about the populiarty of Ryan? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 921,081 babies born with the name Ryan in the United States. That's more than enough Ryans to occupy the country of Fiji with an estimated population of 876,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1906 when it was given to 10 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Ryan" was in 1985 with a total of 29,881 babies. (That's a lot of baby Ryans)

According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ryan" ranks #27 in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, 423 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1998. Across the entire United States a total of 20,671 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Ryan" mean? The list below shows the origins of Ryan as well as things modernly associated with the name Ryan such as celebrities named Ryan.

Irish

Origin and Meaning of Ryan

The name "Ryan" is of Irish origin, and it means "King". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling is an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1993 to present. Ryan was born in 1980 as Ryan Thomas Gosling in London, Ontario, Canada.

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Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1991 to present. Ryan was born in 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Ryan Phillippe

Ryan Phillippe is an actor, director, and writer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1992 to present. Ryan was born in 1974 as Matthew Ryan Phillippe in New Castle, Delaware, United States.

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Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest is a television show host, television and radio personality with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1990 to present. Ryan was born in 1974 as Ryan John Seacrest in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

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Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs is a football biography. Ryan was born in 1973 in Cardiff, Wales.

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Ryan Hurst

Ryan Hurst is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1993 to present. Ryan was born in 1976 as Ryan Douglas Hurst in Santa Monica, California, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

R is for relax, you know how!

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

Your name in reverse order is "Nayr". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Anyr". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Ryan born Mar 29, 1928

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Japan approximately on 775. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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