Ryan

Ryan - A very unique female name



  Jul 22,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Ryan, meaning little king, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1969 on position #2804. 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 girl name Ryan was given to 424 baby girls in 2012, ranking #611 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 3,333 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Ryan peaked in popularity 30 years ago in 1987 on position 343.



Famous with this name

Ryan Gosling
Ryan Reynolds
Amy Ryan


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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 Maryland at position #305 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #1,108.

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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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.

Renee / Ramona / Rena / Rene / Rhiannon / Reyna / Renae / Reina / Raina / Rowan /

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
2012611
2011576
2010636
2009574
2008544
2007456
2006460
2005449
2004445
2003490
2002524
2001562
2000580
1999547
1998534
1997623
1996614
1995611
1994614
1993657
1992588
1991565
1990532
1989435
1988391
1987343
1986344
1985389
1984401
1983362
1982395
1981345
1980387
1979393
1978365
1977504
1976887
19751067
19741024
19731409
19722528
19712591
19692804

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Maryland305
Oklahoma367
Pennsylvania404
Nevada418
New Mexico430
Georgia454
Louisiana478
Massachusetts500
South Carolina512
Tennessee512
Colorado514
Arizona526
New Jersey555
Minnesota566
Washington577
Virginia587
Ohio593
California625
New York640
Alabama659
Michigan672
Texas699
Oregon710
Illinois851
Indiana867
North Carolina943
Missouri1074
Florida1108

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 very unique female 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
1987
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Ryan
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 3,333
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1969
2012 births +424

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