Boys Names R: Meanings, Nicknames


Ryder entered the Top 500 American male names in 2004 at No. 341. By 2015, it ranked at No. 98


Between 1976 and 2009, Ryan was a consistent Top 20 American baby boy name


Rutherford last appeared in the Top 1000 American male names in 1905 with 9 births. In 1912, it didn’t make the list even though there were 13 Rutherfords


In 2016, 8 American baby boys were named Rustam, which made it just as popular as Kino, Miroslav, Sherlock and Zayir


Russell was a Top 100 American baby boy name from 1889 to 1982. In both 2010 and 2011, it came in at No. 404


In 1910, only 10 American baby boys were named Rush. 100 years later, that number had risen to 57


Rupert peaked at No. 413 in the Top 1000 American boy names in 1899. In 1900, it dropped to No. 441. That was its highest 20th century rank


Rufus was quite popular in the USA in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, always in the Top 200, getting into the top 100 names twice


Rudyard Kipling’s name came from an English lake that was originally named after a man believed to have killed King Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field.


Rudolph was a consistent Top 200 American baby boy name from 1889 to 1938

Ruby (Boy)

As a male baby name, Ruby made it into the Top 500 popular names in 5 years, ranking highest in 1906 at No. 430


Reuben was a more popular spelling for this name in the late 1800s and early 1900s, but Ruben has totally eclipsed it

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