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Gender: Male Pronunciation: REAR-den Meaning of Riordan: "bard, royal poet" Origin of Riordan: Irish

The name Riordan is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "bard, royal poet". Riordan and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Ruler or Royal and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

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Has a legitimate first name history in its native land and an appealing meaning, but pronunciation is far from obvious.

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Famous People Named Riordan

Riordan Roett, American political scientist
Rick Riordan, American children's novelist

Pop Culture References for the name Riordan

Dallas Riordan, character in Marvel Comics
"The Riordans," Irish soap opera
Riordan, Character in Dragon Age Origins

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