Ryder name meaning

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

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Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Ryder

User Submitted Origins

Native American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Netherlands, the name Ryder means "knight, horseman, armored warrior. Smart, brave and caring".
  2. A user from Canada says the name Ryder means "Mounted knight or cavalrymen in old English".
  3. According to a user from Illinois, U.S., the name Ryder is of Norwegian origin and means "Messenger, Mounted warrior".
  4. A submission from California, U.S. says the name Ryder means "To care".
  5. A submission from Australia says the name Ryder means "Horseman" and is of Native American origin.
  6. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Ryder means "God or god-like".
  7. A user from Canada says the name Ryder means "God".
  8. A submission from Washington, U.S. says the name Ryder means "Attractive" and is of English origin.
  9. According to a user from Australia, the name Ryder is of English origin and means "Best person alive".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ry"der
  1. A clause added to a document; a rider. See Rider.(Obs)
  2. Etymology: D. rijder, properly, a rider

    A gold coin of Zealand [Netherlands] equal to 14 florins, about $5.60 (ca. 1910).
  1. An occupational surname​ for a rider, cavalryman, or knight.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname, of modern usage.
  3. A city and village in North Dakota.

Notable Persons Named Ryder

Notable Persons Named Ryder

Ryder Hesjedal

Ryder was born on December 9th, 1980 in Victoria, British Columbia.

Ryder Lynn

Ryder Skye

Ryder was born on October 13th, 1983 in Los Angeles.

Ryder Matos

Ryder Matos is a soccer player for the Udinese Calcio, Esporte Clube Vitória, ACF Fiorentina, Esporte Clube Bahia, Córdoba CF, Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, Carpi F.C. 1909, and Brazil national under-20 football team. Ryder was born on February 27th, 1993 in Seabra, Brazil.

Ryder Ripps

Ryder was born on July 7th, 1986 in New York City.

Ryder Maggie


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ryder

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ryder

Winona Ryder

Winona Ryder is an actress. She was most prominent from 1985 to present. Winona was given the name Winona Laura Horowitz by her parent Michael Horowitz on October 29th, 1971 in Olmsted County, Minnesota, U.S.

Zack Ryder

Zack was born on May 14th, 1985 in Merrick, New York, United States.

Shaun Ryder

Shaun Ryder is an alternative rock, madchester, baggy, alternative dance, electronica, and britpop musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to present. Shaun was given the name Shaun William George Ryder on August 23rd, 1962 in Little Hulton, Lancashire, England. Shaun is also known as X.

Dylan Ryder

Dylan was born on February 23rd, 1981 in Fresno, California, U.S.

Mitch Ryder

Mitch Ryder is a rock, roll, rhythm, blues, blue-eyed soul, garage rock, and hard rock musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1962 to present. Mitch was given the name William S. Levise, Jr. on February 26th, 1945. Mitch is also known as Mitch Ryder.

Serena Ryder

Serena Ryder is a folk rock and indie rock musician and songwriter. She plays Guitar, Harmonica, and Vocals. She holds the title Weak in The Knees" and Stompa". She was most prominent from 1999 to present. Serena was born on December 8th, 1982 in Toronto.

  • Albert Pinkham Ryder
  • Michael Ryder
    Hockey Player
  • Guy Ryder
    General Secretary of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
  • (The Right Honourable)
  • John Ryder
  • Erin Ryder
    Reality Television Presenter
  • Robert Ryder
    Member of Parliament
  • Eddie Ryder
  • Sophie Ryder
  • William James Ryder
  • Arthur W. Ryder
  • Charles Wolcott Ryder
    Military Person
  • Ernest Ryder
  • Robert Edward Ryder
    Military Person

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ryder U.S.
  White 92.14% 64.26%
  African American 2.85% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.78% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.52% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.70% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.02% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ryder

People with the last name Ryder are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Ryder

  • What name lists does Ryder rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Ryder? Ryder is the 1,040th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ryder was the 2,544th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ryder have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 49,382 babies born with the first name Ryder in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ryder to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ryder? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1960 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Ryder first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ryder is Saturday, April 2nd, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Ryder born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ryder was in 2015 with a total of 4,154 babies. That's a lot of babies named Ryder!
  • Random Ryder Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ryder ranks 78th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 49 babies in Arkansas have the same name in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Ryder: The name spelled backwards is Redyr. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Drery. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ryder? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 14,228 people with the last name Ryder.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ryder? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Ryder as their last name.
  • Ryder name meaning

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