US Popularity:2540
Other Origin(s):Hebrew, Arabic, Greek, Spanish, Sanskrit
Meaning:Little ruler; Friend; Dream, vision; To flow, river; Singer
Short and sweet, the gender-neutral name Rya has connections all around the globe! In Irish, Rya is a diminutive of Ryan, meaning "little ruler." In Hebrew, it is a respelling of Raya, meaning "friend," while it means "dream" or "vision" in Arabic. Alternatively, it could be a respelling of the Sanskirt Riya, which would give it a meaning of "singer" to encourage baby to use their voice. Finally, it has connections to both Greek and Spanish, where is derives from Rhea and Ria, and means "to flow" or "river." Regardless of which meaning and origin you and baby Rya feel most connected to, there is undoubtedly a lot to love about this name.

Rya Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Rya is currently #1923 on The Bump
Boy:Rya is currently #1350 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Rya is currently #1066 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Rya is currently #2540 in U.S. births
Boy:Rya is currently #13146 in U.S. births
Girl:Rya is currently #2587 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 1111
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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  • Name Doctor, Rya

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  • Behind the Name, Rhea, June 2023

  • Name Doctor, Riya

  • Behind the Name, Riya, May 2020

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