Rian Name Meaning & Origin
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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My friend's little boy is named Rian. They loved Ryan but wanted something more unique and they thought this spelling was nicer anyway, so they chose Rian! Little Rian is almost 4 now and his sisters are Laikyn (2) and Kaiye (8 months).
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Old Gaelic variant of Ryan.
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Rian Johnson, American screenwriter and film director.
Rian Lindell, American football placekicker for the Buffalo Bills.
Rian Dawson, drummer for the punk band All Time Low.
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