Ryder, one of the current favorite er-ending boys' names, has been in the spotlight since Kate Hudson and her rocker husband Chris Robinson chose it for their son in 2004; it has jumped nearly seven hundred places in the past decade, now at a high Number 108. Very popular in several provinces of Canada, Ryder was also chosen by John Leguzamo for his son.
In the past, Ryder was much more prevalent as a surname, as in American Old Master painter Albert Pinkham Ryder and "Brideshead Revisited" protagonist Charles Ryder. Not all came by it legitimately, however--Winona Ryder was born Winona Horowitz.
Trivia note: The Ryder Cup is a biennial golf tournament with competing teams from Europe and the US.
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