If you think your little boy is going to rule the stuffed animal kingdom hand over fist, then Ryan may be an appropriate name. This Irish name meaning “little king” is a perennial boys name favorite. It was huge in the 80s, and remains popular today. Recently some parents have been using it as a girls’ name, but it’s still primarily known as a name fit for a boy.





Exotic, Surname

Alternate Spellings

Ryon, Rian, Rayan

Famous Namesakes

Actor Ryan Gosling, Actor Ryan Reynolds, TV Host Ryan Seacreast, Actor Ryan Phillippe, Musician Ryan Adams, Actor Ryan O'Neal, Swimmer Ryan Lochte

Celebrity Babies

Son of Pete Sampras, Son of Anthony Quinn, Son of Marc Anthony

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