Meaning:land where rye is grown
This is a modern take on the English surname Ryland, whose meaning is pretty obvious (“where rye is grown”), though an alternate translation is the more oblique: “island meadow.” Mostly a boys' name (though it’s got a gender-neutral sound that’s appealing to parents of girls too), it’s a variation of Ryan, which gets a lot of likes on naming charts and shows no sign of being overtaken by offshoots like Rylan, which started getting recognition in 1997. If you’re looking for a more masculine-sounding name, consider Ryder or Ryker.
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- Rylan Jaxson MabiusSon of Eric Mabius
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