Origin: Irish Gaelic

meaning: “king”

Variations, Nicknames and Sound Alikes:
Rian, Rien, Rion, Ry, Ryen, Ryon, Ryun

Ryan TV and Movie Quotes:
“Ryan, what’s up my man?” The Girl Next Door (2004)
“You like Ryan, and you want my help convincing him to date you.”
The O.C.: The Sleeping Beauty (2006)

Famous people named Ryan or its variations

1. Ryan Frank Cabrera (b. 1982), American singer, musician
2. Ryan James Jarman (b. 1980), English guitarist, singer
3. Ryan John Seacrest (b. 1974), American radio and TV host

Ryan Middle Names:
Ryan Christophe
Ryan Keith
Ryan Maurice
Ryan Preston
Ryan Scott

Leave a comment below.

  1. Ryan jackson says:

    all my friends call me rhinoceros its the best nickname alot better than bryan. how is that even a nick name its just a diffrent name

  2. Ryan the Girl says:

    Hi, my name is Ryan Anice P. and I am a girl. I was born a girl and will always be a girl. I know many other girls named Ryan too. I want to complain because the name ‘Ryan’ is for both boys and girls. Please update your website. Also, my sister’s name is Erin. She was born a girl and will stay a girl. A boy’s name is Aaron, but a girl’s name is pronounced the same but spelled Erin. Please update. Thankyou.

    • vj says:

      FYI, Ryan, there already is a page for the name Erin. Look under Girls Names E. So far, Ryan is far more popular as a boy’s name than it is as a girl’s. We generally make a girl and boy page for names that are a lot closer in unisex usage, or in some cases, where the girls have taken over the name. However, we will put it on the list and make a page for girls named Ryan as soon as time permits

    • Chesney says:

      My husband is called Ryan and I’m called Chesney so our friends call us reseny I call him ry ry and he calls me chezo

  3. Brianna says:

    I’m having a baby boy July 25th 2018 and I have him the nickname Ry-Ry. His name is Ryan Scott Gentile

  4. Reed says:

    My name is “Ryan” up north where I was born and raised im Ry , and Ryder, and Raydar.
    Down south where I moved im Ryan and Reed.
    Ry, makes a R I sound. And Ry makes a R E sound. RYan / HenRY…
    My middle initial is D. So Ry D= Reed
    And I was army so Radar came to me. :-)


  5. Richard Andballz says:

    in my opinion the nickname Bryan was created for Ryan

  6. Les Bian says:

    i suggest copping Bryan as a nickname

  7. John says:

    couldnt agree more with all the comments, just stick with Bryan as the best nickname for any Ryan’s out there!:)

  8. Paula says:

    me husbands name is Ryan but we decided to switch it to Bryan, has been going down a treat ever since

  9. Beven says:

    i agree with big dawg! Our sons name is Ryan and everyone calls him Bryan and Brino!!

  10. Ryan says:

    All my best mates call me breezy

  11. Big dawg Ivanovo says:

    Bryan is a rippa nickname for a Ryan

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