Ryan Name Meaning & Origin

Ryan

Pronunciation: RIY-ən (key)

Origin of the name Ryan:

From the Irish surname O'Riain (descendant of Rian). Rian is an ancient Irish name believed to be a diminutive form of rí (king): hence, "little king."

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Ryan: | Edit

Usually casual and an all-around awesome guy.

Awesome name for a boy!

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I have a friend named Ryan who is super cool.

Most Ryans I have met, including my brother, are very laid back, but usually have strong opinions and a bad temper if they are pushed enough.

Ryans are eclectic, independent thinkers and are antipathetic toward "sheeple" and sycophants. They do not necessarily enjoy leading but much prefer a leadership role over following.

Ryans are very sweet. Very musical. Ryans are deep thinkers. They get lonely, seeing how they push themselves away from others and often feel outshined by those around them.

Ryan is a boy's name with origins tracing back to Ireland. Ryans hate when their name is used as a girl's name.

I remember my friend ryan from college in the 1970s, he had a very peculiar story (written in the first person)

I was born into a family of non-yeeters. Every morning before I went to school my father would say, "if I ever find out that you've hit that yeet, I'll thump ya."

"Yes, pa," I would always reply. It was a regular occurrence for him to burst into my room unannounced while I was relaxing or doing homework.

"Y'all hitting that yeet?" he would seeth.

"No, pa," I would answer.

"Good." He would then walk out the room and shout, "If I ever catch ya, it's a thumpin'."

It was a difficult upbringing. I had seen my friends hittin' that yeet at school, and many of them encouraged me to partake.

I would swallow my pride. "No thanks. I don't wanna catch a thumpin' from pa." As a result, I was an outcast. A loner. I became depressed, knowing that I would never be like my peers, I would never fit in - I would never hit that yeet.

One day, when I was still but a wee lad, I became curious. I was in my room, watching Instagram videos of fellas my age hittin' that yeet all over town without a care in the world. My intentions got the better of me. I stood up, my knees trembling. Carefully, I leaned onto my right foot and raised my hand in the air.

I breathed in.

"YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!"

My father burst from my closet. "I told you I'd thump ya if I ever caught you hittin' that yeet, nibba," he ejaculated. Then, he thumped me.

I haven't hit that yeet since.

Until today. This morning was my father's funeral. At the procession, my brother asked me to say a few words. I told him I only needed one.

With confidence, I approached the podium. I gazed out upon the gathering of sad faces. I cleared my throat and leaned into the microphone.

"Yeet," I spake.

Suddenly, my father leapt from his hand-crafted mahogany coffin, the gunshot wound still in his chest. He sprinted up to the podium with the energy of a man without a gunshot wound in his chest.

"Y'all hittin' that dirty fuckin' yeet at my funeral?" he ejaculated. He raised his hand to thump me.

"Not so fast, pa." I grabbed his hand. "Yaint thumpin' no mo'."

My father looked at me with eyes as open as the gunshot wound in his chest. A tear fell from his right eye, which also had a monocle. "The student becomes the teacher," he said.

"The student becomes the yeetcher," I corrected him.

Nicknames for Ryan: | Edit

Ry, Ry-Ry, Rye, Ry-Guy, Rhyno, Rhynomite, Rai, Ryman, Roy, Raye, Raian, Rex, Raisen, Ronan, Rohan, Rype, Ripe, Rynald, Lil' King

Meanings and history of the name Ryan: | Edit

Means "little king" in Irish.

Famous real-life people named Ryan: | Edit

Ryan Adams - American musician
Ryan Getzlaf - professional ice hockey player (Anaheim Ducks)

Ryan Gosling - Canadian actor

Ryan Miller - professional ice hockey goaltender (Anaheim Ducks)

Ryan Kesler - professional ice hockey player (Anaheim Ducks)

Ryan Nugent-Hopkin - professional ice hockey player (Edmonton Oilers)

Ryan O'Neal - American actor

Ryan Faragher - minor professional ice hockey goaltender (Idaho Steelheads)

Ryan Foster-Pro welder/Bullrider/Smallest dick in the world

Ryan Reynolds - Canadian actor

Ryan Ross - Ex-member of band Panic! At The Disco, creator of Young Veins and lead singer, tortured by fans, really sweet bby, totally done with Brendon Urie, lonely

Ryan Seacrest- basic white DJ, top 30

Ryan Seaman- The better of the 'sea' Ryans. Drummer for IDK HOW the 80s inspired indie rock duo, cute blue hair, Dallon Weekes' buddy

"Ryan ToysReview" - a child Youtube celebrity.

Ryan Fisher - plagirism detector

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Ryan At Your Window
Ryan from Super Secret
Ryan Evans, from the High School Musical movies

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