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Gender: Male Meaning of Ryker: "rich" Origin of Ryker: German Ryker's Popularity in 2017: #131

The name Ryker is a boy's name of German origin meaning "rich". Ryker is ranked #131 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Badass Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Ryker

Ryker Mathews, American CFL player
Ryker Wixom, American Instagram model
Rykers Solomon, Nauruan politician
Riker Anthony Lynch, American musician and actor
Ryker Kile, son 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

Pop Culture References for the name Ryker

Rikers Island, New York City prison
John Ryker, character in The Hulk comics
Kieran Ryker, character on TV's "Chuck"
William Riker, character on "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
Ryker Grimborn, character from "Dragons: Race to the Edge"