Riordan name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Riordan mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Riordan

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Canada says the name Riordan is of Irish origin and means "royal poet".
  2. According to a user from Arizona, U.S., the name Riordan is of Irish origin and means "Royal scholar".
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International Interest
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Notable Persons Named Riordan

Notable Persons Named Riordan

Riordan Alexandria

Riordan was born on August 14th, 1990 in Philadelphia. Riordan is also known as Zsa Zsa.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Riordan

Notable Persons With the Last Name Riordan

Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan is a fantasy, detective fiction, and mythology author. Rick was given the name Richard Russell Riordan, Jr. on June 5th, 1964 in San Antonio.

Richard Riordan

Richard Riordan is a Mayor of Los Angeles. His military service ended in 1955. Richard was given the name Richard Joseph Riordan on May 1st, 1930 in New York City.

Derek Riordan

Derek Riordan is a soccer player for the York City F.C., Hibernian F.C., Cowdenbeath F.C., Celtic F.C., Beijing Renhe F.C., St Johnstone F.C., Bristol Rovers F.C., Alloa Athletic F.C., Brechin City F.C., East Fife F.C., Scotland national under-21 football team, and Scotland national football tea. Derek was born on January 16th, 1983 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Daniel Riordan

Fergus Riordan

Fergus Riordan is an actor. Fergus was given the name Fergus James Riordan on July 22nd, 1997 in Madrid.

John Riordan

  • James Riordan
  • Patrick William Riordan
    Christian Bishop
  • David Riordan
    Interactive Media Executive
  • Pat Riordan
  • Brian Riordan
    Re-recording Mixer
  • Darby Riordan
    Queensland Legislative
  • Jim Riordan
    Member of the Queensland Legislative Council
  • Ernest "Dick" Riordan

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Riordan U.S.
  White 94.78% 64.26%
  African American 0.68% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.94% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.20% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.33% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.08% 16.26%

Of Last Name Riordan

People with the last name Riordan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Riordan

  • How Popular is the name Riordan? Riordan is the 24,844th most popular name of all time. As a last name Riordan was the 4,515th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Riordan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 248 babies born with the first name Riordan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Riordan to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Riordan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1986 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Riordan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Riordan is Thursday, August 3rd, 1911.
  • What year had the most people named Riordan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Riordan was in 2013 with a total of 18 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Riordan: The name spelled backwards is Nadroir. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Iarodnr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Riordan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,848 people with the last name Riordan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Riordan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Riordan as their last name.
  • Riordan name meaning

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