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Ryker is a baby boy name associated with wealth and rule. As the name of central characters The Hulk and DreamWorks Dragons, it is on the cutting edge of modern namesakes. Keep reading to learn more about this baby boy name.

Meaning of the name Ryker:

German: Rich
West Germanic: Brave ruler

Origin of the name Ryker:

Ryker is a modern derivative of the Middle Low German word rike (meaning “rich”). In Dutch languages, Ryker is a cognate of Richard. That name derives from the West Germanic elements ric (meaning “ruler” or “mighty”) and hard (meaning “brave” or “hardy”).

Symbolism of the name Ryker:

The German surname Ryker or Riker is from a root word that means “rich.” In Germany, the symbol for wealth, riches, and good fortune is the glücksschwein (“lucky pig”). This symbol is the origin of the Western hemisphere's version of the piggy bank.

baby name Ryker

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Gender of the name Ryker:

Ryker is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Ryker:


Number of syllables in the name Ryker:


Emotion evoked from the name Ryker:

The name Ryker evokes feelings of youthfulness and strength.

Alternative spellings for the name Ryker:

  • Riker
  • Rhyker

Nicknames for the name Ryker:

  • Ry
  • Rye
  • Ryke

Popularity of the name Ryker:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Ryker was the 148th most popular baby boy name in 2020. It was the 135th most popular baby boy name in 2018.

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Famous people with the name Ryker:

  • Ryker Kesler (hockey player)
  • Ryker Mobley Brice (son of singer Lee Brice)
  • Ryker Mathews (football player)
  • Ryker Solomon (politician)
  • Riker Anthony Lynch (actor)

Rykers in popular culture:

  • Ryker Grimborn (character in Dragons: Race to the Edge)
  • John Ryker (character in The Hulk)
  • Elias Ryker (character on Altered Carbon)
  • Kieran Ryker (character on Chuck)
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