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921k
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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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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 100 0 100
1951 105 0 105
1952 125 0 125
1953 145 0 145
1954 135 0 135
1955 179 0 179
1956 191 0 191
1957 280 0 280
1958 310 0 310
1959 404 7 397
1960 389 5 384
1961 390 0 390
1962 403 0 403
1963 645 0 645
1964 525 5 520
1965 1,097 6 1,091
1966 1,595 17 1,578
1967 1,946 15 1,931
1968 2,190 14 2,176
1969 2,270 16 2,254
1970 2,356 24 2,332
1971 6,244 45 6,199 #51 boy name
1972 8,960 56 8,904 #39 boy name
1973 10,605 83 10,522 #30 boy name
1974 13,321 126 13,195 #25 boy name
1975 15,445 139 15,306 #23 boy name
1976 17,667 163 17,504 #16 boy name
1977 21,618 362 21,256 #16 boy name
1978 21,919 580 21,339 #14 boy name
1979 23,770 558 23,212 #14 boy name
1980 25,403 602 24,801 #15 boy name
1981 27,496 675 26,821 #13 boy name
1982 27,291 596 26,695 #13 boy name
1983 28,444 609 27,835 #13 boy name
1984 29,250 543 28,707 #12 boy name
1985 30,451 570 29,881 #12 boy name
1986 30,201 703 29,498 #11 boy name
1987 29,164 698 28,466 #13 boy name
1988 28,343 613 27,730 #13 boy name
1989 28,976 568 28,408 #13 boy name
1990 29,690 451 29,239 #11 boy name
1991 27,964 431 27,533 #11 boy name
1992 27,383 377 27,006 #13 boy name
1993 27,066 350 26,716 #13 boy name
1994 24,411 359 24,052 #16 boy name
1995 23,445 356 23,089 #15 boy name
1996 22,188 382 21,806 #16 boy name
1997 20,886 360 20,526 #16 boy name
1998 20,671 477 20,194 #17 boy name
1999 21,462 454 21,008 #12 boy name
2000 20,711 448 20,263 #13 boy name
2001 18,751 465 18,286 #15 boy name
2002 18,174 518 17,656 #16 boy name
2003 20,168 598 19,570 #13 boy name
2004 20,186 700 19,486 #12 boy name
2005 18,654 676 17,978 #14 boy name
2006 17,113 689 16,424 #14 boy name
2007 16,405 705 15,700 #16 boy name
2008 15,245 573 14,672 #18 boy name
2009 13,626 527 13,099 #20 boy name
2010 12,426 463 11,963 #23 boy name
2011 11,987 506 11,481 #25 boy name
2012 11,392 467 10,925 #26 boy name
2013 10,288 438 9,850 #30 boy name
2014 9,629 603 9,026 #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 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ryan" ranks #10 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, 334 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 1988. Across the entire United States a total of 28,343 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 realist, the way you are.

Y is for young, the years never show!

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 "Nyra". 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 Sep 7, 2001

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 Southern China approximately on 1600. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

Name poster for Ryan

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