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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 and 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. The name means “mounted warrior, messenger, courier”.

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.

Nicknames for the Name Ryder:

Ryder is a great name for a baby boy! If this is one of the names you're interested in, you need to take a look at our list of nicknames for Ryder:

  • Rye
  • Riley 
  • Ryd
  • Derry
  • Der
  • Rydie
  • Ryde
  • Rydes
  • Ryer
  • Deer
  • Ray 
  • Ry-Ry
  • Dares
baby name Ryder


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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

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. The name is currently #116 on the Social Security Administration's top 1,000 list.

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)
  • 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”)
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