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The name Ryan is of Irish origin, and means descendent of Rian.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Ryan has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Ryan
Use of the Name Ryan for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
767,528 766,560 614,500 201,438 94,871 38,760 19,269
The table below indicates the number of times the name Ryan has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Ryan first appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 1906, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Ryan
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
190684510  
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194681167  
1947691101  
194875081  
1949679102  
195069498  
1951673107  
1952630124  
1953602144  
1954637134  
1955552177  
1956544191  
1957463276  
1958446310  
1959396397  
1960408378  
1961400391  
1962405400  
1963310645  
1964345519  
19652211,087  
19661721,565  
19671471,928  
19681312,169  
19691362,236  
19701402,320  
1971516,184  
1972398,863  
19733010,472  
19742513,160983125
19752315,261930138
19761617,465846162
19771621,212515362
19781421,291368581
19791423,163390558
19801524,743378603
19811326,781348673
19821326,648386597
19831327,800369608
19841228,694397541
19851229,873396569
19861129,475340703
19871328,457344699
19881327,709391614
19891328,398435567
19901129,225526451
19911127,519542432
19921326,996604376
19931326,700642350
19941624,044618359
19951523,085621356
19961621,795599382
19971620,510622360
19981720,184527477
19991220,993556453
20001320,240578448
20011518,262559464
20021617,609529517
20031319,491486598
20041219,269436689
Totals:  767,528 14,812

During the last 125 years, parents have used Ryan as a boy's name about 98% of the time and less frequently (about 1% of the time) as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Ryan appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 60 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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