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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 "Elimination CAF".

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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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Pop Culture References for the name Riordan

Rearden, Reerdan, Reerden, Riorden, Reerdon, Reardin, Reardon

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Fluffykitten101 Says:


I agree. I much prefer Ree-or-den or Rye-or-den even though they're incorrect.

autumnreverie Says:


The pronunciation isn't attractive.

pam Says:


You're right -- -- but this is really unusual! The correct pronunciation and the one used by most people with this name is REAR-den --

kpearl8 Says:


I'm pretty sure the author of the Percy Jackson books pronounces this (his last name) Rye-or-den?

mabespark Says:


This is actually quite cool, but I probably wouldn't use it.