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Ryder

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39k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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14k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ryder

"Ryder" is a name of English origin, and it means "Knight, mounted warrior". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ry"der
Senses
  1. A clause added to a document; a rider. See Rider.(Obs)
  2. Etymology: D. rijder, properly, a rider

    A gold coin of Zealand [Netherlands] equal to 14 florins, about $5.60 (ca. 1910).
Wiktionary
  1. An occupational surname​ for a rider, cavalryman, or knight.
  2. A male given name, modern transferred use of the surname.
  3. A city/village in North Dakota.

Notable Persons Named Ryder

Ryder was born on December 9th, 1980 in Victoria, British Columbia.

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Ryder was born on October 13th, 1983 in Los Angeles.

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Ryder Matos is a soccer player for the Udinese Calcio, Esporte Clube Vitória, ACF Fiorentina, Esporte Clube Bahia, Córdoba CF, Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, Carpi F.C. 1909, and Brazil national under-20 football team. Ryder was born on February 27th, 1993 in Seabra, Brazil.

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Ryder was born on July 7th, 1986 in New York City.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ryder

Winona Ryder is an actress. She was most prominent from 1985 to present. Winona was given the name Winona Laura Horowitz by her parent Michael Horowitz on October 29th, 1971 in Olmsted County, Minnesota, U.S.

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Zack was born on May 14th, 1985 in Merrick, New York, United States.

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Shaun Ryder is an alternative rock, madchester, baggy, alternative dance, electronica, and britpop musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to present. Shaun was given the name Shaun William George Ryder on August 23rd, 1962 in Little Hulton, Lancashire, England. Shaun is also known as X.

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Dylan was born on February 23rd, 1981 in Fresno, California, U.S.

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Mitch Ryder is a rock, roll, rhythm, blues, blue-eyed soul, garage rock, and hard rock musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1962 to present. Mitch was given the name William S. Levise, Jr. on February 26th, 1945. Mitch is also known as Mitch Ryder.

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Serena Ryder is a folk rock and indie rock musician and songwriter. She plays Guitar, Harmonica, and Vocals. She holds the title Weak in The Knees" and Stompa". She was most prominent from 1999 to present. Serena was born on December 8th, 1982 in Toronto.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1960 6 0 6
1963 7 0 7
1966 13 0 13
1967 8 0 8
1968 5 0 5
1969 15 0 15
1970 15 0 15
1971 9 0 9
1972 16 0 16
1973 11 0 11
1974 22 0 22
1975 15 0 15
1976 18 0 18
1977 17 0 17
1978 15 0 15
1979 16 0 16
1980 12 0 12
1981 14 0 14
1982 15 0 15
1983 17 0 17
1984 12 0 12
1985 26 0 26
1986 26 0 26
1987 28 0 28
1988 30 0 30
1989 23 0 23
1990 33 0 33
1991 42 0 42
1992 73 0 73
1993 80 0 80
1994 135 0 135
1995 143 0 143
1996 125 0 125
1997 181 0 181
1998 155 0 155
1999 162 0 162
2000 203 0 203
2001 179 5 174
2002 246 0 246
2003 305 0 305
2004 842 11 831
2005 1,120 11 1,109
2006 1,366 24 1,342
2007 1,779 26 1,753
2008 1,950 17 1,933
2009 2,750 32 2,718
2010 3,008 45 2,963
2011 3,833 129 3,704
2012 3,917 110 3,807 #100 boy name
2013 3,876 103 3,773
2014 4,224 129 4,095 #95 boy name
2015 4,277 133 4,144 #98 boy name
2016 3,969 115 3,854

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Popularity of Ryder as a first name

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Popularity of Ryder as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ryder U.S.
  White 92.14% 64.26%
  African American 2.85% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.78% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.52% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.70% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.02% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ryder

People with the last name Ryder are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Ryder

  • How Popular is the name Ryder? Ryder is the 1,148th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ryder was the 2,544th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ryder have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 39,384 babies born with the first name Ryder in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ryder to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ryder? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1960 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Ryder first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ryder is Saturday, April 2nd, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Ryder born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ryder was in 2015 with a total of 4,144 babies. That's a lot of babies named Ryder!
  • Random Ryder Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ryder ranks 47th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Washington. Imagine that, 162 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Ryder: Your name in reverse order is Redyr. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yredr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ryder? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 14,228 people with the last name Ryder.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ryder? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Ryder as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.