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Updated May 24, 2023

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Dweller in the rye field

Boy name variations

How Popular Is The Name Ryland

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : topographic name for someone who lived near a piece of land where rye was grown, from Old English ryge ‘rye’ + land ‘land’.
  • Norwegian : habitational name from any of three farmsteads in Vestlandet so named from an unexplained first element + land ‘land’, ‘farm’.
  • Probably an altered spelling of Dutch Reiland.

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