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Ryland is a modern English given name meaning “rye land” that is derived from the Old English surname Ryland. Ryland is a unique alternative to similar sound names like Ryan, Rylan, and Riley.

Meaning of the name Ryland:

English: rye land

Origin of the name Ryland:

Ryland is a modern English baby name that is derived from the Old English surname meaning “rye land”. Ryland may be related to the English name Rylan.

Symbolism of the name Ryland:

Rye is a hardy grain that symbolizes strength under duress, dedication, and the will to survive. After WWII, rye was the only grain that grew well in the harsh conditions of northern Europe and it saved many people from hunger and starvation.

Style of the name Ryland:

modern

Gender of the name Ryland:

Ryland is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Ryland:

RIE-lənd

Number of syllables in the name Ryland:

two

Emotion evoked from the name Ryland:

Ryland evokes feelings of dependability and wisdom.

Alternative spellings for the name Ryland:

Rieland, Rylend

Nicknames for the name Ryland:

Popularity of the name Ryland:

According to the Social Security Administration, Ryland is a modern boy’s name that first appeared on the top 1000 list in 2003. The name peaked at #407 in 2014.

Related names for the name Ryland:

Great middle names for the name Ryland and their meanings:

  • Mckinley (son of the fair hero)
  • Bradley (wide meadow)
  • Garrett (spear strength)
  • Reid (red haired)
  • Spencer (house steward, dispenser of provisions)
  • Emmett (universal)
  • Finn (fair or white)
  • Owen (young warrior; well-born)
  • Sawyer (woodcutter)
  • Tomas (twin)
  • Xavier (new house or bright)
  • Tristan (noise or sorrowful)
  • Caspian (white)

Famous people with the name Ryland:

  • Ryland Cooder (American musician and composer)
  • Ryland Blackinton (American guitarist)
  • Ryland Bouchard (American singer-songwriter)
  • Ryland Rose (Australian rapper))
  • (William) Ryland Dent Adkins (English politician)

Rylands in popular culture:

  • Dennis Ryland (television, “The 4400”)
  • Harris Ryland (television, “Dallas”)