Ryan Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Ryan:
From the Irish surname O'Riain (descendant of Rian). Rian is an ancient Irish name believed to be a diminutive form of rí (king): hence, "little king."
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Nicknames for Ryan
Ry, Rain, Ry Ry
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Meanings of the male name "Ryan".
- Famous real-life people named Ryan
Ryan Elizabeth Jones, one-fifth of the Jones quintuplets made famous on the TLC reality television show, Quints By Surprise.
Ryan Ruby Mae Pritchard (b. 2010), daughter of American musician, songwriter, and composer Mike Dirnt
- Ryan in song, story & screen
Movie: Ryan's Song also the name of the theme song.