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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Rylan

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Rylan in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Rylan:

  • Records indicate that 17,856 boys in the United States have been named Rylan since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2011, when 2,741 people in the U.S. were given the name Rylan. Those people are now 9 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Rylan

    92% Approval Rating
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      23 Positive Comments


  • "We named our son Rylan back in 2000! Until seeing this post, I thought he may have been the first boy named this. He likes that it has become more popular, but still jokes he was the original. Would love to meet the family on here who named their son this back in 1999. In our little city we know 5!" Jun. 12, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "personally i think it is A cute and very unique name. just last friday i chose the name ryan for my cousins baby" May. 13, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son rylan I have a son called dylan so its rylan and dylan I like rylan didn't want a commen name and it just the same has my other son but with a r" Feb. 12, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love it... im naming my daughter Rialynn... its my boyfriends name Rian with lyn added." Oct. 24, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Rylon Kaid , I love it and suits him perfectl! My husbands name is Ryan and we wanted our sons name and Rylon fit it great !" May. 2, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have twin boys Rylan and Riley. People never pronounce it right. I'm like come on guys it sounds just like its written." Nov. 8, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Rielynn as a variation of Riley, which is a popular name now. She was born in 2010. I had to spell it differently because Rylan seemed like a boy's name. She fits her name so well, I wouldn't have it any other way. My Aunt likes to call her Riley Lou (her middle name is LouAnne)but we mostly call her Rie or Rielynn. Lovely name, we get lots of compliments on it! :)" Sep. 6, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Rylan Piper, it fits her perfectly. I knew it was a boy's name but I like it much better for a girl." Dec. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my 2nd cousins name is Rylan he was born 2010 in july :) i love him 2 bits x" Sep. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Rylen (changed the spelling slightly), and we love it!" Dec. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My second son is Rylan (born 1996) I agree with many of the posts. Liked Ryan but didn't like how common it was. Son is called Ryland, Ryley, Ryan....but I wouldn't change it either. He is a beautiful, kind hearted, smart, athletic boy!!" Nov. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love this name for a boy, ridiculous for a girl sorry! It is a very masculine name so please don't spoil it for the boys!!" Sep. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son, born July 2005, is named Rylan Lee. At the same time he was born, there was a girl in our area who had been named Rylan apparently it works both ways. Personally I like it as a boy's name. We get a lot of compliments on it almost every time we tell someone what his name is! Sometimes they do try to say Ryland at the doctors office." Jul. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son was born in 2003 and we named him Rylan. People do mispronounce or misspell it as Ryan or Ryland but I still wouldn't change it. One of my pet peeves is people using boy names as girl names and then they wind up being thought of more as girl names like Riley. Please people, don't name your girls Rylan. Use something more feminine like Rialynn." Jul. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Rylan. Some people call him "Rylie" or "Ryan" but most get it right. When people hear his name they always say "what a beautiful name". My son was born in 2003 and I had never heard the name we have met or heard of at least 5 others." Dec. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know it is a hard name to remember because it is similar to other names but i think it is an insult to be called Ryan when your name is Rylan because Rylan is so special and unique that people should appreciate it and love it and learn how to use it correctly. My brother's fourth grade teacher always called him Ryan the entire year and never learned. We didn't like that teacher." Sep. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Step-son is Rylan! Rylan Philip Sinclair (used to be Rylan Philip Coxford), he's a gorgeous kid, was born in 2003, and has started calling himself Ryan, because its easier for him to say. :P" Jun. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named one of my twins Rylan in 2001 and my mother hated it until he got here and it fits him to a T. NOw she loves teh name right along with me. Yes people do put a D on the end a lot, but I like it that he has an unusual name. I don't care if it ever makes the top ten or becomes non exsistant. That's the whole point of NOT naming him Jason, or chad, or brian. I wanted something different. His cousins name is Kylan, which I also love!" Feb. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son (born 1999) Rylan, I found the name as a variation of Ryan and loved it. I have yet to meet another Rylan and it's now 2006. He love his name and he always gets compliments. Our only problem is everyone wants to put a "D" on the end. Advantage: he learned how to spell his name at a very young age so he could correct people." Sep. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We chose the name Rylan for our first son. We wanted something different, but something people would know how to pronounce and spell. It is often times confused with Riley, but I think that's because Riley is such a popular name right now. In general, we get lots of positive feedback on his name." Mar. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My third son is named Rylan. He was born 2004. I liked the name Ryan but did not like how popular is was. Rylan I thought would be a nice upgrade. People like doctor offices, will spell his name either Ryan or sometimes Ryland. I wouldn't change his name for anything still." Feb. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son (now 20 months old) Rylan. We loved Ryan and Riley, so this name was a great compromise. Impossible to get any things with his name on it, but everyone loves it. Now preg with second bubs, so eager to come up with another nice but slightly different name!" May. 31, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "It sounds like a spelling error in the name "Ryan"." Aug. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think Rylan is just going to be a name for the year 2005-2010, and then it will be sort of gone. It will be in the top ten soon. I don't think the name Rylan is a very good pick, thin of a more original name like Jake or Gabriel. Not my pick." Nov. 29, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      3 Neutral Comments

  • "I am a lady and my name is Rylan, but I spell it Rielynn - I like it and always get compliments, but most people mispronounce it at first glance" Feb. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Not just male anymore! My new niece fits the name Rylan." Jul. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are expecting our first baby....a boy! Rylan is at the top of the list but many of our family members mispronounce the name while others say that is sounds to "pretty" to be a boys name!" Jun. 4, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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