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Ryan is the main character from "O.C.". I think it's a wonderful name. It makes me think of, I don't know, the "perfect" guy. :S
-- Mary-Rach  5/14/2005
The popularity of the first name Ryan for both girls and boys increased in part due to the American soap opera Ryan's Hope (1975-1989), which centered on a family with the surname Ryan.
-- nansee  7/4/2005
The spelling Ryann also exists and is mostly used for little girls.
-- Anonymous User  7/8/2005
For those who bear and/or are about to bear this name, I have nothing against this name, but I think 'Ryan' sounds better for a boy.
-- Anonymous User  7/14/2005
Impression: the perfect guy.
-- jessnothingless  7/21/2005
I think that Ryan is a cool name for a girl! My name is Ryan and I am a girl! I used to be ashamed of it because it was a boy's name and now I think that it's awesome that that's my name!
-- littleparis  9/8/2005
The name can also be spelled: Riane. May be confused with "Raine" though.
-- Saphira  10/28/2005
I love this name for a girl, in fact, I gave the name to my daughter. I spell her name Rianne and pronounce it Ryan, NOT Ree-ann! I thought the "i" would be softer and more feminine than a "y" and I thought the "anne" was more feminine than "an". Just my thought. Her middle name is Ashleigh. Now, doesn't that roll smoothly? Rianne Ashleigh?
-- paigealoha  11/8/2005
Ryan is my first son's name and I love it! He was a beautiful, perfect baby and now a handsome little 3 year old! His name fits him very well because he is my little king! Sorry girls, this name is for a boy and will always be. It means little king and you will never be a king. I feel so sorry for you. Maybe you can get your name changed. Parents, don't name your girls Ryan.
-- dmforsythe  12/22/2005
Actor Ryan Phillippe is a famous bearer.
-- Anonymous User  12/23/2005
Ryan Phillippe's real name is actually Matthew Ryan Phillippe.
-- Anonymous User  7/27/2006
The star of 'Love Story' (1970), actor Ryan O'Neal (born April 20, 1941 in Los Angeles, California), bears this name.
-- alberto  1/11/2006
A famous bearer of the name Ryan is Ryan Dunn from the show Viva La Bam.
-- shay_ray  1/13/2006
Two scoops of Ryan, in your Kellogs Ryan Bran. Not very bright people, at all.
-- Ihatepaulas  1/18/2006
My name is Ryan. I love my name and think I am a "perfect guy" and a "little king". Ha ha!
-- anonymus  1/22/2006
I love this name, especially the spelling form Rian. I think people need to use it more often, and I probably will!
-- little_kit  2/13/2006
Cool name, probably quite popular too. I know quite a few people with this name.
-- Meestee  3/2/2006
Ryan Ross is the song writer for the band Panic! at the Disco.
-- dani_08  3/5/2006
Ryan Ross from Panic! At the Disco, but his real name is George. His middle name is Ryan.
-- laurennicole  6/2/2007
Since Ryan is pronounced RI-UN, the name Ryanne is a completely different name. This name is really ugly for a girl, and giving boy names to girls is a trend that is getting really boring. Time to come up with something new.
-- Anonymous User  3/11/2006
Famous bearer is Ryan Cabrera, an American singer.
-- Anonymous User  3/24/2006
I love the name Ryan for a boy. It is masculine and handsome sounding. I myself wouldn't give this name to a girl.
-- Anonymous User  4/26/2006
Ryan is such a strong boys name. I wouldn't give a girl this name at all.
-- Anonymous User  5/27/2006
Ryan Stiles who played Lewis on "The Drew Carey Show."
-- Tudor  6/14/2006
My son Ryan is 17 and yeah he thinks he's a little king alright! When he was little his Polish great-grandma used to pronounce his name ray-ann. When we named him I didn't want him to have the same name as my husband Brian, but we still go through all kinds of confusion on people not knowing who is who between them.
-- Laurens-Mom  6/17/2006
In the horror/thriller movie Thirteen Ghosts one of the ghosts' real name is Ryan.
-- Anonymous User  7/12/2006
One of my best friend's name is Ryan. Ryan is a cute name.
-- ashepoo05  7/26/2006
Ryanne and Ryenne are cute ways to spell the name for a girl.
-- Anonymous User  8/1/2006
I love the name Ryan for a boy, but I would never name a girl Ryan. Yes, there are some names out there that are appropriate for a boy and a girl, but this name isn’t one of them. Ryan is a boy's name, and should only be given to boys. Whether I would name my son this or not remains to be seen. Although I love the name, it is very popular, and I think it’s starting to get overused.
-- TiffanyS  8/22/2006
Ryan Gosling is a famous actor. He plays Noah in "The Notebook".
-- trayc53  8/22/2006
My science teacher from 7th grade's name was Ryan. It was a girl teacher, too. Ryan should be a boy's name, but if you spell it Rianne or something more feminine, I think it's ok.
-- xKatiex  9/8/2006
I think it's sexy.
-- Holdmecloser2u13  10/5/2006
Ryan is my brother's name! And he sure is a perfect little boy and the little king of the house! Well I think I would probably name my daughter Ryanne for her uncle! If the pronunciation is feminine I don't see why you shouldn't call a girl using a boy's name! Ryanne doesn't sound masculine, it's sweet.
-- emg  10/12/2006
I have always liked this name. It is a strong name and it is very sexy!
-- Anonymous User  10/16/2006
I love this name to bits! I always have. It is very popular where I live, though, and there are 3 Ryans in my 10th grade English class alone. Everyone's name is Ryan! That's okay with me, though, as I adore this name. My favorite of all the Ryans that I know is tall, handsome, kind, and very poised. He reminds me of a prince, so I think his name is very fitting for him. This name is wonderful. :)
-- Pheadirean  11/2/2006
Ryan Evans is a character from the "High School Musical" movie. He is played by Lucas Grabeel.
-- caity-bear915  1/1/2007
I love my Ryan and I know seven other Ryans. All of them are men whom others have a good impression about. Clever. Social. Funny. Unique. Stubborn. Giving. Determined.
-- Anonymous User  1/19/2007
Ryan Daley is one of the four main characters in Left Behind: The Kids by Jerry Jenkins.
-- Shasta  1/19/2007
A famous bearer of the name is Ryan Cooley, who plays JT York on Degrassi: The Next Generation.
-- Mitzi  1/22/2007
Ryan is a great name. The Ryan I'm know is definitely the perfect guy. :D
-- mintchocolatechip  1/28/2007
A famous bearer is Ryan Seacrest, host of American Idol on the Fox channel. He's GORGEOUS!
-- Taydbug112  2/19/2007
I personally like the name Ryan. It is an Irish name, and I like names that reflect my Irish heritage.
-- Emma McHnery  2/19/2007
Ryan means 'evolved' because it evolved from the name Brian.
-- nina77  3/2/2007
I think Ryan is a horrible, horrible girl's name. Why would anybody name a girl, Ryan? Unfortunately Ryan is my last name. And in school, when getting the attendance read, they would read my last name first and look around for a boy. But I am girl.
-- roxhai  3/6/2007
Ryan is a terrible, TERRIBLE name for a girl. My name is Ryan and even though I'm 19 and at the age when most people come to terms with their names, I still hate mine. Parents, don't believe anything about male names on girls being "unique" or "spunky", it just makes me feel ugly and manly and causes all kinds of problems for me. I'd love to change it, but unfortunately I think my mom would never forgive me if I did. The point is, for the love of God, don't call your daughter Ryan. Please.
-- Anonymous User  4/2/2007
I do like this name, but it's too common--plus most of the Ryans I've known were similar people, popular and preppy, generally nice people, but often a bit airheaded.
-- Anonymous User  4/5/2007
Ryan Tubridy is a talk show host in the show Tubridy Tonight. I hate this name as it is a surname, not a first name.
-- Clodagh  4/9/2007
I've met a few girls named Ryan but I think it's much more of a guy's name.
-- writing the world  4/14/2007
Nice enough name. I know a lot of Ryans and it seems pretty common but thankfully not as bad as Johnathon or Joshua.
-- Anonymous User  4/23/2007
A famous bearer of this name is actor Ryan Merriman.
-- Jassie  5/10/2007
One of my middle names is Ryan. I don't like it much as a first name for girls, but I love being called Madison Leigh Ryan (I can't tell you my last name, mehe!)
-- DontDissMadison  5/31/2007
British drum´n´bass DJ Roni Size's real name is Ryan Williams.
-- Karcoolka  6/2/2007
Well I do know a lot of Ryans, both from shows and real life. I think this name is pretty good. My cousin's name is Ryan Evans which is funny because he shares the same name as Ryan from "High School Musical". I think it would make a lovely girls name too. "Rianne" or "Riane" would get a bit confusing after a while.
-- Anonymous User  8/6/2007
I know three girls with the name Ryan. One is an all-star high school basketball player in our town, one is a newborn and the other girl named Ryan is my daughter's friend. I like the name Ryan for a girl. I think it's a cute name. The "an" sound reminds me of Ann. Perhaps that why I think it is fitting for a girl. I also like it on a boy though.
-- Anonymous User  8/17/2007
I just gotta say, what is up with all these girl Ryans? I don't really like it on a girl.
-- Ranee  8/20/2007
Ryan is an okay name for a girl, but I prefer Jonathon or Bill. *Rolls eyes*
-- gracielou16  8/29/2007
A famous bearer is the pro skateboarder Ryan Shcekler.
-- xxmeganx3  9/3/2007
My name is Ryan and I love it and I'm a girl. I had a period a couple of years ago when I hated my name and just went by my middle name, but I learnt to like my name and now I love it.
-- Ryx3  10/2/2007
Actors Kate Magowan and John Simm have a son Ryan Simm, born 13th August 2001.
-- Maggie_Simpson  12/8/2007
I have been doing research for a while on male names and guess what? I finally decided to go with Ryan.
I don't really like to name myself a popular name but this name is unique(even though many people have it) and has a wonderful meaning, "little king". I am not Irish or anywhere close to it but I like the translated meaning.
I am a 20 year old male and I will be changing my name at the court in no time. One more Ryan :) in USA.
-- Ryan S.W.  1/29/2008
One of my friends' name is Ryann, and she's a girl. Before I met her, I thought it was a boy's name but now this name reminds me of a girl. I was going to use this name in a story but it just wasn't working anymore.
-- eguo0124  3/1/2008
Ryan is a lovely name for a girl. It was my mother's maiden name and I named my now 25yr old daughter Ryan. She married this summer a wonderful man named Bryan, and his best man was Ryan, the poor lovely priest!
-- lap  3/4/2008
Ryan Russel is a photographer who has photographed The Almost and Underoath.
-- ilovespencerc  3/24/2008
This is a good name for a guy, but overused big time. At least this is one of those safe names that you can't really go wrong with. It sounds very ordinary, which is safe, but also a bit boring. However, at least you won't run the danger of picking an infantile or ghetto-ish name if you choose Ryan. But why would anyone use this on a girl? The name is so masculine that it wouldn't even sound okay on tomboys, androgynous young women, or female indie rocker types. For a woman, this name is just terrible, regardless of looks and all that.
-- slight night shiver  5/5/2008
Fictional Characters:
Ryan McGregor from Noughts and Crosses. He bombs a shopping center.
Ryan Godfrey: he's just a thug.

Right now, I hate this name, despite my love for Irish names. It's better on a girl, it expresses individuality.
-- cheeseface  6/28/2008
Number 13 for boys in 2005. I love this name. It's just sweet and loveable.
-- Patricia Underwood  7/10/2008
It's my middle name. I don't mind it since I'm male. But I can't stand it on a girl. What about this name sounds feminine? Plus I hear it on girls so often I seriously want to scream.
-- bananarama  7/25/2008
This is my boyfriend's name and it's definitely a sexy name! But I can't stand it on girls. For me it's a boy's name.
-- chocomilk  8/29/2008
Producer Peter Demskiy and Lisa Marie Schröder have a son Ryan Demskiy, born 2000.
-- Emilie007  8/30/2008
Ryan Lochte is a swimmer who won many medals in the Beijing Games in 2008.
-- mafan1763  12/2/2008
Ryan Shuck is an American guitarist and singer for the bands Orgy, Julien-K and Dead By Sunrise.
-- Anonymous User  12/3/2008
This is a really good boys name. But it would be very original if someone spelt it "Rhyan" or "Rhyon".
-- luvmynameshaelyn  3/1/2009
I like this name a lot. I think it'd be cute as a girls name too. I don't know why though.
-- smiilebiigerx3  3/2/2009
I like this for a girl or a boy. It sounds wholesome. I prefer keeping the spelling Ryan for either. "Ryann", "Rianne", etc. for a girl reads like it would be pronounced Ry-ANN, which would be a horrible name in my opinion. It's funny how just changing the emphasis changes the feeling of the name completely.
-- emily  3/20/2009
Why do people feel the need to screw up a name? Rhyon, Ryanne, Raienne. Are you kidding me? It's Ryan. R-Y-A-N. These so- called 'kreatyve' names are just gaudy.
-- Anonymous User  4/11/2009
Famous bearer: Ryan Howard from The Office. He was formerly the Dunder Mifflin Corporate Supervisor, but was then arrested. Very recently, he joined the Michael Scott Paper Company.
-- Anonymous User  4/11/2009
Ryan Newman is a young child star, she stared in one of the worst movies ever made "Zoom".
-- Alma_  4/13/2009
One of the best war movies ever: Saving Private Ryan.
-- dramaelf  5/28/2009
It surprises me sometimes how vehement people get on the topic of names. (As if there weren't serious issues to worry about in this world.) Well, my two cents on "Ryan." The name took off in the 60s, in part due to the emergence of Ryan O'Neal as a popular young TV actor. It also appeared to be a good alternative to Brian, the luster of which was beginning to fade. As a last name, Ryan seemed to suddenly figure into a lot of movie and TV titles by the late 60s early 70s ("Ryan's Daughter," "Ryan's Hope"--even "Von Ryan's Express"). Since last names often give rise to first names of EITHER gender, it's not surprising that girls, as well as boys, were given this name. This tendency is pretty common in the South (Lee being a good example). A female "Ryan" was given birth on the show "Ryan's Hope," as I recall. It was a classic example of a family name being bestowed on a grandchild. That's how it works folks. A female Brian is a lot less likely than a female Ryan--in part, because Brian as a last name is rather rare.
-- gbcallahan  6/30/2009
Russian-American producer Peter (Demskiy) Douglas and Lisa Marie Schröder have a son Ryan Demskiy, born 2000.
-- MaggieSimpson  10/11/2009
Ryan Buell is the main paranormal investigator on the A&E show, Paranormal State.
-- Dianaisme12  1/9/2010
When trying to name my daughter, we came up with Hailee and the only middle name that clicked was Ryan, however, we spelt it Rianne. Our other two daughters both have the 'iann' in their name as well.
-- lilmomma  3/21/2010
Ryan on a girl?! YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING! I had no idea this could be for a girl! It's like trying to use the name Daniel or whatever on a girl! Why use this when there are SO many girls names to choose from!
-- starz26  4/6/2010
Ryan is a strong, simple name, but it's somewhat bland and becoming very overused.
-- Athena Nike  4/11/2010
It's good on a boy, terrible for a girl. It may sound cool when the girl is 13, but can you picture an 80 year old woman named Ryan?
-- Chrila96  8/16/2010
Ryan is a nice name for a guy. I hate it when people use it on girls. It doesn't sound feminine at all.
-- Chrila96  10/31/2010
I named my son this 10 years ago. It was a character on Young and the Restless. I like the sound of it and thought it was not very common. Now I find it to be more common than originally thought but he has yet to have anyone in his class with the same name! I am not against girls having it if he had been a girl I seriously considered giving to her anyway but I do think it is better for a boy.
-- ms.wd  12/4/2010
Pretty nice name for a guy. It's a breath of fresh air compared to the over-used Brian. However, it sounds awful on a girl.
-- Black_X  12/30/2010
People, stop hating on this name! I know a girl named Ryan, and she's just like every other 7th grader at my school. It's even a character in various books, including mine.
-- writer371  3/14/2011
In some cases, I have heard Ryan as a girls name. One of my sister's best friends is named Ryan, and it suits her well. It can be used like one uses Charlie or Alex. I love it, personally.
-- ladybugluck  4/11/2011
"Ryan" is a song by Eyes Set to Kill about a man who killed himself.
-- guardgirl15  5/31/2011
My name is Ryan, I'm a girl, and I've come to love it. Though mine is spelled Rhyan to make it somewhat more feminine.
-- Monologue  9/30/2011
Giving the name Ryan to a girl is just completely ridiculous! Why not go the whole hog and just call her Howard?
-- JJSkeete  10/26/2011
Great male name. Terrible female name! There's something interesting and exciting about a guy named Ryan for some reason, so I guess I have to agree with several of the comments about it being a sexy (MALE) name.
-- GibsonGirl  1/20/2012
I love the name for both a boy and (especially) for a girl. You have to give a girl a strong name, just like you would a boy. A weak name doesn't instill any character in a girl and the damsel-in-distress mentality only works in movies. I think it works nicely for both sexes.
-- Cuss10  2/7/2012
I love this name for a boy. There are so many beautiful girl names out there I don't know why people insist on giving their daughters boy names. It means "little king" so it is most certainly a masculine name.
-- michelle.ramirez  4/25/2012
Ryan is a nice name. I think people should name their children whatever they want. If someone wants to name their daughter Ryan it's really not anyone else's business. Just because it means "little king?" ha really? People don't name their children based on the meaning of the name. MOST people name their children based on how much they LIKE the name, or because it has meaning to them personally. For example, my mother's friend was gonna be named Sue whether she was a boy or a girl because of Johnny Cash's song "A Boy Named Sue" or whatever it's called. Johnny was before my time. So if someone wants a child named Ryan and they just happen to have a girl and name her Ryan anyway, not only is it no one's place to criticize them for that, but it's also perfectly acceptable, different, and cute.
-- bees knees  4/29/2012
For people saying this is a name only for girls I think you're wrong. Especially the ones saying it because the meaning is little king because truthfully this name is a surname so thousands of little girls have it part of their name. Including me and we have been rocking the meaning of little king for years.
-- Anonymous User  6/3/2012
This name can be for both genders, I know a guy named Ryan, and a girl named Ryan. I like it for either gender, and it sounds good for both as well, if you like unisex names Ryan is a great choice. The female Ryan doesn't get picked on or bullied about having a "boy" name either.
-- I love strange names  8/31/2012
Ryan sounds very weak. Boys and girls names should be strong. Even if Ryan means King, the sound of the name is just boring and like I said weak. I prefer strong boys names.
-- MelissaR  3/16/2013
Yuck. I hate this name! I feel like I'm the only one who does, but it's just too common and trendy. And for GIRLS?! Are you kidding?! I never would've thought of that, but I guess these days there really is no gender line, and it's a surname, so I guess that should've been a hint that it's also trendy for girls. It's common and not in a way that it deserves to be common, like John or Michael, but in a 'oh my god everyone decided they loved this name at the same time' kind of way. I don't mean to offend anyone with this name, but it really has no individuality. A Ryan is just another Ryan, most likely not the first anyone's ever met. It's boring, bland, not exactly classic, and best kept as a surname. It doesn't look like it'll be dying out anytime soon, which is a disappointment to me. I guess it'll age well (but will probably be very dated) but on a girl it'll be a complete and utter joke. Parents really need to rediscover what 'femininity' is because I think we've lost the idea.
-- Anonymous User  6/20/2013
Another famous bearer is Irish singer Ryan Kelly - an accomplished soloist as well as part of the vocal group, Celtic Thunder. :)
-- donatella  8/27/2013
Ryan was almost unheard of as a first name (except perhaps in families where it was the mother's or grandmother's maiden name) until 1964, when it was popularized by the American actor Ryan O'Neal (born 1941) because of his role in the very popular night time soap opera Peyton Place. O'Neal played the love interest opposite a young Mia Farrow. The name's popularity probably increased because of O'Neal's role in the sentimental 1974 movie Love Story.
-- Nom de Plume  1/30/2014
My little brother's name is Ryan and he's in Elementary school. I always think of him as a young prince when I look at him, not a king. He looks like one, and has a playful spirit. I don't think it would make a good last name though, but it is a great first name for a boy.
-- Dylanrules22  3/20/2014
I think that this name can work for boy or a girl. I think it wonderful for a boy and beautiful for girl. I am a girl and my name is Ryan and I always loved my name and thought it was different. No one ever made fun of me because I was girl named Ryan. A lot of the time while I was going to college people would say Mr but I would laugh about it.
-- Rwalsh  4/1/2014

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