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Gender: F Meaning of Ryan: "little king" Origin of Ryan: Irish Ryan's Popularity in 2014: #510

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).

Famous People Named Ryan

Ryan Whitney Newman, American actress
Ryan Starr (born Tiffany Ryan Montgomery), American pop singer; finalist on "American Idol"
Ryan Haddon, American journalist and TV producer
Ryan Elizabeth Jones, quintuplet daughter of Ethan and Casey Jones of TV's "Quints by Surprise"
Ryan Ruby Mae Pritchard (b. 2010), daughter of musician Mike Dirnt
Ryan Ava Erhard Rosenberg (b. 2015), daughter of actress Haylie Duff & fiance Matt Rosenberg
Ryan Carson Curry, daughter of American NBA player, Stephen Curry

Pop Culture References for the name Ryan

Dr. Ryan Stone, main character in film "Gravity"
Ryan Fitzpatrick, character in HERInteractive's "The Deadly Device"

Rianne, Ryann, Rianna, Rian, Ryen, Ryenne