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Ryder is a modern baby boy’s name that is a variant spelling of the word “rider”. It was originally a surname for someone who made their living riding horses, usually a mounted soldier or a courier, but became popular as a given name in the mid 1990s.

Meaning of the name Ryder:

English: mounted warrior, messenger, courier

Origin of the name Ryder:

Ryder is an English baby name that is derived from the Old English word “ridere”. The name was an occupational surname before it became a boy’s given name.

Symbolism of the name Ryder:

The name Ryder is tied to the symbolism of horses. Horses are symbols of independence, nobility, endurance, heroism, and competition.

baby name Ryder

Style of the name Ryder:

modern

Gender of the name Ryder:

Ryder is a boy name.

Pronunciation of the name Ryder:

RIE-dər

Number of syllables in the name Ryder:

two

Emotion evoked from the name Ryder:

Ryder evokes feelings of freedom and nobility.

Alternative spellings for the name Ryder:

Rider, Ryeder, Rhyder

Nicknames for the name Ryder:

Popularity of the name Ryder:

According to the Social Security Administration, the name Ryder first started to gain notoriety in 1994 but it did not enjoy a boom of popularity until 2011.

Related names for the name Ryder:

Great middle names for the name Ryder and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Ryder:

  • Ryder Hesjedal (Canadian professional cyclist)
  • Ryder Matos Santos (Brazilian footballer)
  • Ryder Windham (American writer)

Ryders in popular culture:

  • Red Ryder (comics, Red Ryder comics series)
  • Ryder Callahan (television, “The Young and the Restless”)
  • Ryder (television, “Paw Patrol”)
  • Ryder (comics, “Skull Kill Crew”)
  • Ryder (literature, “The Unconsoled” by Kazuo Ishiguro)
  • Scott / Sarah Ryder (video games, “Mass Effect Andromeda”)
  • Ryder White (video games, “Dead Island”)