This ultrapopular boys' name is rapidly becoming a hot name for girls; admired for its buoyant Irish spirit. Ryan for a girl name climbed over 100 places in 2014 and will no doubt continue to climb further on the back of the success of blockbuster film Gravity. A word of caution, however – the meaning and the movie reference may leave your daughter feeling as though you wished she were a son. You may wish to go with Rion instead, which is similar in sound and means Queen in Irish. Rion is pronounced: (Ree-un).