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930k
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since 1880

Ryan

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: King
  • #46 All Time
  • #39 in 2015
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7k Rian (Irish)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1906 10 0 10
1911 6 0 6
1913 7 0 7
1914 9 0 9
1916 7 0 7
1917 8 0 8
1918 12 0 12
1919 6 0 6
1920 12 0 12
1921 17 0 17
1922 8 0 8
1923 10 0 10
1924 7 0 7
1925 14 0 14
1926 14 0 14
1927 9 0 9
1928 14 0 14
1929 6 0 6
1930 14 0 14
1931 15 0 15
1932 14 0 14
1933 11 0 11
1934 13 0 13
1935 11 0 11
1936 13 0 13
1937 14 0 14
1938 8 0 8
1939 21 0 21
1940 18 0 18
1941 13 0 13
1942 26 0 26
1943 34 0 34
1944 23 0 23
1945 36 0 36
1946 65 0 65
1947 102 0 102
1948 83 0 83
1949 102 0 102
1950 99 0 99
1951 105 0 105
1952 125 0 125
1953 145 0 145
1954 135 0 135
1955 179 0 179
1956 192 0 192
1957 279 0 279
1958 310 0 310
1959 405 7 398
1960 389 5 384
1961 390 0 390
1962 403 0 403
1963 644 0 644
1964 525 5 520
1965 1,096 6 1,090
1966 1,595 17 1,578
1967 1,946 15 1,931
1968 2,190 14 2,176
1969 2,271 16 2,255
1970 2,356 24 2,332
1971 6,246 45 6,201 #51 boy name
1972 8,958 56 8,902 #39 boy name
1973 10,604 83 10,521 #30 boy name
1974 13,322 126 13,196 #25 boy name
1975 15,443 139 15,304 #23 boy name
1976 17,666 163 17,503 #16 boy name
1977 21,616 362 21,254 #16 boy name
1978 21,920 580 21,340 #14 boy name
1979 23,775 558 23,217 #14 boy name
1980 25,400 602 24,798 #15 boy name
1981 27,494 675 26,819 #13 boy name
1982 27,290 596 26,694 #13 boy name
1983 28,446 609 27,837 #13 boy name
1984 29,253 543 28,710 #12 boy name
1985 30,455 570 29,885 #12 boy name
1986 30,203 703 29,500 #11 boy name
1987 29,166 698 28,468 #13 boy name
1988 28,345 613 27,732 #13 boy name
1989 28,973 568 28,405 #13 boy name
1990 29,693 451 29,242 #11 boy name
1991 27,964 431 27,533 #11 boy name
1992 27,382 377 27,005 #13 boy name
1993 27,070 350 26,720 #13 boy name
1994 24,411 359 24,052 #16 boy name
1995 23,443 356 23,087 #15 boy name
1996 22,188 382 21,806 #16 boy name
1997 20,887 360 20,527 #16 boy name
1998 20,671 477 20,194 #17 boy name
1999 21,464 454 21,010 #12 boy name
2000 20,712 448 20,264 #13 boy name
2001 18,751 465 18,286 #15 boy name
2002 18,174 518 17,656 #16 boy name
2003 20,169 598 19,571 #13 boy name
2004 20,187 700 19,487 #12 boy name
2005 18,656 676 17,980 #14 boy name
2006 17,113 689 16,424 #14 boy name
2007 16,407 706 15,701 #16 boy name
2008 15,249 574 14,675 #18 boy name
2009 13,630 527 13,103 #20 boy name
2010 12,427 463 11,964 #23 boy name
2011 11,993 506 11,487 #25 boy name
2012 11,398 467 10,931 #26 boy name
2013 10,297 438 9,859 #30 boy name
2014 9,661 605 9,056 #37 boy name
2015 9,148 674 8,474 #39 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Ryan baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 930,311 babies born with the name Ryan in the United States. That's more than enough Ryans to occupy the country of Djibouti with an estimated population of 923,000 (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 29,885 babies. (That's a lot of baby Ryans)

According to the 1982 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ryan" ranks #24 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, 279 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1982. Across the entire United States a total of 27,290 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.

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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Ryan Newman

Ryan Newman is a nascar driver. Ryan was born in 1977 in South Bend, Indiana, U.S.

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Ryan Kwanten

Ryan Kwanten is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1991 to present. Ryan was born in 1976 as Ryan Christian Kwanten in Sydney, Australia.

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Ryan Sheckler

Ryan Sheckler is a sportsperson. Ryan was born in 1989 in San Clemente, California.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Ryan

Ryan Adams
Ryan Broyles
Ryan Howard
Ryan Zimmerman
Ryan Lewis
Ryan Homes
Ryan Kerrigan
Ryan Mallett

Alternative Meanings

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

Y is for young, the years never show!

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

N is for nice, need I say more?

Your name in reverse order is "Nayr". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Anry". 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 Jan 5, 1935

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 North of Latin America approximately on 975. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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