Ryan: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Ryan
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
Great name for a man. Okay for a girl when spelled "Ryann".
- Personal experiences with the name Ryan: | Edit
Rian (Ryan) is a beautiful name for a boy or girl. My daughters name is Rian and she is always told what a beautiful name she has.
- Nicknames for Ryan: | Edit
Ry, Rain, Ann, Ry Ry, Anne, Annie
- Meanings and history of the name Ryan: | Edit
Meanings of the male name "Ryan".
- Famous real-life people named Ryan: | Edit
Ryan Elizabeth Jones, one-fifth of the Jones quintuplets made famous on the TLC reality television show, Quints By Surprise. Parents are Ethan and Casey Jones. Older sister, Eliot McKenna. The rest of the quints are Brooklyn Faith, Britton Grace, Jack William, and Lila Addison.
- Ryan in song, story & screen: | Edit
Movie: Ryan's Song also the name of the theme song.