Rian - boys name

Rian name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 93%

Rian name meaning:

The name Rian is a variation of the Irish name Ryan, derived from the Gaelic word "rĂ­" which means "king." As a result, Rian is often interpreted as "little king" or "little ruler." This name carries a sense of leadership and power, suggesting that those who bear the name Rian may possess qualities of authority and influence.

With its regal meaning, Rian also symbolizes strength, ambition, and determination. Individuals named Rian are often seen as confident and assertive, displaying natural leadership skills from a young age. They tend to be charismatic, persuasive, and have a knack for taking charge in various situations. Additionally, Rian is a name that exudes a sense of pride and nobility, emphasizing the importance of honor and integrity.

Overall, the name Rian signifies a person who is destined for greatness and has the potential to achieve great things both personally and professionally. It carries a sense of authority and confidence, making it a fitting choice for parents who wish to instill these qualities in their child.

Origin: Irish


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Overall UK ranking: 352 out of 4789

127 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (199)

Historical popularity of Rian

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