Last name origins & meanings:
- Irish: simplified form of Mulryan.
- Irish: reduced
form of O’Ryan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó
Riagháin (modern Irish Ó Riain) ‘descendant of
Rian’; Ó Maoilriain ‘descendant of
Maoilriaghain’, or Ó Ruaidhín ‘descendant of the
little red one’. Ryan is one of the commonest surnames in Ireland;
there has been considerable confusion with Regan.
- Americanized spelling of German Rein.
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