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Gender: F Meaning of Ryan: "little king" Origin of Ryan: Irish Ryan's Popularity in 2016: #465

This ultrapopular boys' name is rapidly becoming a hot name for girls; admired for its buoyant Irish spirit.

Ryan returned to the Top 500 in 2015 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 Destiny (Irons), American actress and singer
Ryan Elizabeth Wallace (b. 1989), daughter of actors Lisa Trusel and David Wallace
Ryan Elizabeth Peete (b. 1997), daughter of NFL player Rodney Peete and actress Holly Robinson Peete; twin of brother Rodney Jr.
Ryan Kate Brandenburg (b. 2003), competitor on TV's "Master Chef Junior," daughter of baseball player Mark Brandenburg
Ryan Justine Stewart (b. 2008), daughter of actor Josh Stewart
Ryan Elizabeth Jones (b. 2009), 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 Elizabeth Shaw-Hayes (b. 2011), daughter of TV journalist Chris Hayes
Ryan Fuller (b. 2013), daughter of model Tori Praver and surfer Danny Fuller
Ryan James Vandermeer (b. 2014), daughter of ice hockey player Jim Vandermeer
Ryan Ava Erhard Rosenberg (b. 2015), daughter of actress Haylie Duff and Matt Rosenberg
Ryan Carson Curry (b. 2015), daughter of basketball 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