Ryan

Ryan - A popular male name



  Mar 24,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Ryan, meaning little king, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1920 on position #1927. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Ryan and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Ryan? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Ryan. The baby boy name Ryan was given to 10,863 baby boys in 2012, ranking #26 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 151 baby boys were given this name - making this a popular male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Ryan peaked in popularity 31 years ago in 1986 on position 11.



Famous with this name

Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Gosling
Ryan Hurst


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Ryan is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Ryan is currently topping the baby name charts in Massachusetts at position #3 - and is the least popular in South Carolina at position #74.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Ryan is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Ryan is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Ryan goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 2 other boys in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Ryan origin and meaning

Ryan is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means little king. To see famous people named Ryan, pop culture references for the name Ryan and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Ryan

We've found the following names that sound similar to Ryan, sorted by popularity.

Ronnie / Ramon / Rene / Roman / Ron / Romeo / Ronny / Rowan / Rohan / Raheem /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201226
201125
201023
200919
200818
200716
200614
200514
200412
200313
200216
200115
200013
199912
199817
199716
199616
199515
199416
199313
199213
199111
199011
198913
198813
198713
198611
198512
198412
198313
198213
198113
198015
197914
197814
197716
197616
197523
197425
197330
197239
197151
1970140
1969134
1968131
1967147
1966171
1965218
1964348
1963309
1962405
1961408
1960414
1959394
1958453
1957458
1956543
1955556
1954664
1953633
1952657
1951694
1950773
1949713
19481049
1947733
19461027
19451568
19341685
19251676
19211703
19201927

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Massachusetts3
New Jersey6
Pennsylvania6
New York8
Connecticut10
Maryland15
District of Columbia16
Rhode Island19
Virginia20
New Hampshire20
Illinois23
Delaware26
California29
Washington31
Wisconsin31
Florida32
Wyoming32
Ohio33
Michigan36
Colorado37
Vermont38
Texas40
Oregon40
Georgia41
Nebraska41
Arizona41
Oklahoma41
Hawaii42
Idaho44
Missouri46
Minnesota48
Nevada48
North Dakota49
West Virginia49
Arkansas49
Indiana52
North Carolina53
Alaska53
New Mexico53
Iowa56
Maine57
Utah59
Kentucky61
Tennessee62
Louisiana63
Alabama64
Kansas65
Montana71
South Dakota72
Mississippi73
South Carolina74

Even more about Ryan


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Ryan a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a popular male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Ryan?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1986
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Ryan
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 151
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1920
2012 births +10,863

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