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."

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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!

Personal experiences with the name Ryan: | Edit

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.

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 Getzlaf - professional ice hockey player (Anaheim Ducks)

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 Faragher - minor professional ice hockey goaltender (Idaho Steelheads)
Ryan Foster-Pro welder/Bullrider/Smallest dick in the world

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 in song, story & screen: | Edit

Ryan At Your Window
Ryan from Super Secret
Ryan Evans- Sharpay's sister on High School musical, pianist, definitely gay now that we look back at that movie.

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