Ryu 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 Ryu mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Ryu

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. 2 people from the United Kingdom and Canada agree the name Ryu is of Japanese origin and means "dragon".
  2. According to a user from New York, U.S., the name Ryu is of Japanese origin and means "Sweet".
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Notable Persons Named Ryu

Notable Persons Named Ryu

Ryu Jun-yeol

Ryu Jun-yeol is an actor. Ryu was born on September 25th, 1986 in Suwon.

Ryu Hwayoung

Ryu Hwayoung is a rapping and actor. She was most prominent from 2010 to 2012. Ryu was given the name Ryu Hwa-young on April 22nd, 1993 in Gwangju.

Ryu Seung-ryong

Ryu Seung-ryong is an actor. He has been prominent since 1986. Ryu was born on November 29th, 1970 in Seocheon County. Ryu is also known as Ryoo Seung-yong, Ryoo, and Seung-ryong.

Ryu Soo-young

Ryu Soo-young is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1998. Ryu was given the name Eo Nam-seon on September 5th, 1979 in Bucheon.

Ryū Murakami

Ryū Murakami is a writer. Ryū was born on February 19th, 1952 in Sasebo, Nagasaki.

Ryu Hye-young

Ryu Hye-young is an actor and actress. She was most active from 2007 to present. Ryu was born on March 28th, 1991 in South Korea.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ryu

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ryu

Hyun-jin Ryu

Hyun-jin Ryu is a baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Hyun-jin was born on March 25th, 1987 in Incheon.

Chishū Ryū

Chishū Ryū was an actor. Their most notable accomplishments were from 1928 to 1992. Chishū was born on May 13th, 1904 in Tamana, Kumamoto. Chishū is also known as Chishuu Ryuu. They left this life on March 16th, 1993.

David Ryu

David Ryu is a Member of the Los Angeles City Council from the 4th district and Member of theLos Angeles City Councilfrom the4th district. David was born in 1975 in South Korea.

Mi-yong Ryu

Mi-yong was born on February 14th, 1921.

Daisuke Ryu

Daisuke was born in 1957.

Ki Hyun Ryu

  • Cindy Ryu

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ryu U.S.
  White 2.06% 64.26%
  African American 0.18% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 96.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.32% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.44% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ryu

People with the last name Ryu are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Ryu

  • How Popular is the name Ryu? Ryu is the 9,669th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ryu was the 11,543rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ryu have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,201 babies born with the first name Ryu in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ryu 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 Ryu? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1985 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ryu first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ryu is Monday, August 20th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Ryu born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ryu was in 2012 with a total of 129 babies.
  • Random Ryu Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ryu is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 10 babies in California have the same name in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Ryu: The name spelled backwards is Uyr. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Yru. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ryu? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,723 people with the last name Ryu.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ryu? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ryu as their last name since less than 1 person in 109k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Ryu name meaning

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