Ryan was first used in Gaelic and Irish languages and is the Anglicized form of the surname O'Riain, which means "descendant of Rian." Since Rian is an ancient Irish word related to "king," Ryan can be translated to mean "little king." The name has gained steadily in popularity within the United States for decades.
Similar Names: Ryann, Rhyan, Rian, Ryen
Famous Ryan Names: Ryan Gosling (actor), Ryan Reynolds (actor), Ryan Seacrest (TV personality)