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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #46 most popular

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6k Rian (Irish)

What does the name "Ryan" mean?

Ryan (Irish): King

The name "Ryan" is of Irish origin and it means "King". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls. There are 16 other names that are similar to this one.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

A is for altruism, the unselfish 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 "Yarn". 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.

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


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 first appeared 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 1967 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ryan" ranks #95 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maine. Imagine that, 15 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1967. Across the entire United States a total of 1,946 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Ryan popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Ryan in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the new england region? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Ryan

Ryan Gosling

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


Ryan Reynolds

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


Ryan Phillippe

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


Ryan Seacrest

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


Ryan Giggs

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


Ryan Hurst

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


Past life for Ryan born Mar 24, 1956

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 Bulgaria approximately on 775. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. 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.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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