Ryker Origin and Meaning

The name Ryker is a boy's name of German origin meaning "rich".

As a stylish name, Ryker has three big things going for it: its Ry beginning (as in Riley, Ryder, and Rylan), its two-syllable rhythm, and its er ending. A nice surprise for many is it's "rich" meaning. While this may not be a factor beyond New York City, there is an infamous prison there called Riker's Island. Ryker is one of the trendiest German names for boys in the US.

# 184 in the US

Ryker Rank in US Top 1000

# 342 on Nameberry

Ryker Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Ryker Popularity

Famous People Named Ryker

  • Ryker MathewsAmerican CFL player
  • Ryker WixomAmerican Instagram model
  • Rykers SolomonNauruan politician
  • Riker Anthony LynchAmerican musician and actor
  • Ryker Kileson of late baseball player Darryl Kile
  • Ryker Kesler (b. 2010)son of ice hockey player Ryan Kesler
  • Ryker Mobley Brice (b. 2013)son of American country singer Lee Brice

Ryker in Pop Culture

  • Ryker Grimborncharacter from "Dragons: Race to the Edge"
  • Elias Rykercharacter in the Altered Carbon universe
  • John Rykercharacter in The Hulk comics
  • Kieran Rykercharacter on TV's "Chuck
  • William Rikercharacter on "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
  • Rikers IslandNew York City prison