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.
Style of the name Ryder:
Gender of the name Ryder:
Ryder is a boy name.
Pronunciation of the name Ryder:
Number of syllables in the name Ryder:
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:
- Kent (coastal district)
- Liam (desire protection)
- Mason (stoneworker)
- Christian (a follower of the Christian faith)
- Bennett (blessed)
- Zachariah (God remembers)
- Elliot (my God is Yahweh)
- Preston (priest town)
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”)