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RATE THIS NAME 4.73

ryan

LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > celtic > insular celtic > goidelic > irish
ORIGIN:
irish 
NAME ROOT:
Rí > Ó RIAIN
MEANING:
This name derives from the Irish surname “Ó Riain” from the Old Irish “RÍ” (King), thus the name means "Little King". This name has been popular in all English-speaking countries from the 1970s to the 1990s as both a male and female given name. The name Ryan is now one of the thirty most popular names in the united states. For Ireland, information is available for 2005 and 2006, which shows a popularity rank of 10th and 14th, respectively, for use of "Ryan" as a male given name for new-born children. The name first appeared in the top-thousand in 1974 and has remained there since, fluctuating widely from year to year but never breaching the rank of 300.

Usage

  • danishdanish
  • englishenglish
  • finnishfinnish
  • frenchfrench
  • germangerman
  • irishirish
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • scottishscottish
  • swedishswedish
  • welshwelsh

Related names

VARIANTS
english
rian
FEMININE
english
ryana, ryann, ryanne, ryanna

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

#30UNITED STATES RANKING

Social Security AdministrationThe U.S.A. popularity ranking comes from US Government Social Security Administration.

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

4
Numerological Values:
4

Order, practicality, sincerity and hard work are some of the character traits associated with this number. A number 4 person is disciplined, serious, honest and will work steadily to achieving his goal. Such a person can bring order to an otherwise chaotic situation.

Chakra Number:
4: The number of the Heart Chakra "Anahata"

Green is the main heart chakra color. It is the color of healing, balance, tranquility, and serenity. Green brings wholeness to our lives and it is the color most frequently found in nature. Learn more about this color and discover its meaning.

Color meaning:

The color green is the color of balance and harmony. From a color psychology perspective, it is the great balancer of the heart and the emotions, creating equilibrium between the head and the heart. From a meaning of colors perspective, green is also the color of growth, the color of spring, of renewal and rebirth. It renews and restores depleted energy. It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of well being. This is why there is so much of this relaxing color on the earth, and why we need to keep it that way.

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