Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Of the King
Main Origin Language: Irish
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In 2017 the name Ryan...

• was given to 7,652 baby boys
• was the 43rd most popular name for baby boys
• was 51% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut
• was least popular in Idaho, Iowa, and Nebraska
• a unisex name which was given to boys 90% of the time
• was about as popular as Mateo and Jaxon
Babies Named Ryan Born Per Year
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(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Ryan...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1985
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1950
• is 4906% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 59% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Jamel, Joshua, Jonathan, Nisha, Bethany, Kacy
• has the most opposite popularity history to Darwin, Gus, Van, Roslyn, Della, Gwen
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Ryan Per State
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Geographically the name Ryan...

• 31% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Jacob, Nicholas, Matthew, Gianna, Julia, Giuliana
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Knox, Kyler, River, Kynlee, Gracie, Eden
Girl Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Ryan by the Baby Name Institute

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• What are the chances a kid named Ryan will be the only kid named Ryan in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Ryan compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Ryan rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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