Most names are variations or derivatives of other names, but this one’s the original! Rian comes from the ancient Irish clan name O’Riain, which was derived from the Gaelic word for king, rí. It’s a stylish alternative to the extremely common Ryan, and like Ryan, can also be used as a girl’s name.
- Irish: Little king; kingly
Writer/Filmmaker Rian Johnson, Athlete Rian Lindell, Drummer Rian Dawson