Rider name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rider

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Rid"er
  1. One who, or that which, rides.
  2. Formerly, an agent who went out with samples of goods to obtain orders; a commercial traveler.(Eng)
  3. One who breaks or manages a horse.
  4. An addition or amendment to a manuscript or other document, which is attached on a separate piece of paper; in legislative practice, an additional clause annexed to a bill while in course of passage; something extra or burdensome that is imposed."After the third reading, a foolish man stood up to propose a rider." [Macaulay.]"This [question] was a rider which Mab found difficult to answer." [A. S. Hardy.]
  5. [Math] A problem of more than usual difficulty added to another on an examination paper.
  6. Etymology: D. rijder

    A Dutch gold coin having the figure of a man on horseback stamped upon it."His moldy money ! half a dozen riders." [J. Fletcher.]
  7. [Mining] Rock material in a vein of ore, dividing it.
  8. [Shipbuilding] An interior rib occasionally fixed in a ship's hold, reaching from the keelson to the beams of the lower deck, to strengthen her frame.
  9. [Naut] The second tier of casks in a vessel's hold.
  10. A small forked weight which straddles the beam of a balance, along which it can be moved in the manner of the weight on a steelyard.
  11. A robber.(Obs. or Prov. Eng)
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A clause that is appended to a legislative bill
  2. A traveler riding in a vehicle (a boat or bus or car or plane or train etc) who is not operating it
  3. A traveler who actively rides an animal (as a horse or camel)
  4. A traveler who actively rides a vehicle (as a bicycle or motorcycle)

From rider

  1. A surname​. More often spelled Ryder.

Notable Persons Named Rider

Notable Persons Named Rider

Rider Strong

Rider Strong is an actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. His ongoing career started in 1990. Rider was given the name Rider King Strong on December 11th, 1979 in San Francisco.

Rider Matt

Rider was born on February 13th, 1988 in London. Rider is also known as zalmah, zalmer, and Matt Rider.

Rider O'Neil

Rider O'Neil is a soccer player for the Tacuarembó F.C., Atlético Bucaramanga, and Club Sportivo Cerrito. Rider was born on December 19th, 1977 in Paso de los Toros.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Rider

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rider

Richard Rider

Richard Rider is a comics character.

Phantom Rider

Phantom Rider is a comics character.

Ghost Rider

Stephen Rider

Stephen Rider is an actor. He has been prominent since 2007.

Flynn Rider

Honey Rider

Honey Rider is a fictional character.

  • Isaiah Rider
    Basketball Player
  • Steve Rider
  • Richard Aitson
  • Ben Rider
  • Ira Edgar Rider

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rider U.S.
  White 89.38% 64.26%
  African American 3.82% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.72% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.90% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.96% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.22% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rider

People with the last name Rider are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Rider

  • How Popular is the name Rider? Rider is the 10,168th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rider was the 2,227th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rider have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,114 babies born with the first name Rider in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rider to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rider? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1993 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Rider first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rider is Wednesday, June 23rd, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Rider born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rider was in 2014 with a total of 71 babies.
  • Random Rider Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rider is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Rider: The name spelled backwards is Redir. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Edrri. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rider? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 16,352 people with the last name Rider.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rider? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Rider as their last name.
  • Rider name meaning

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