Male, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Ryder comes from an English surname, either as an occupational name for someone who was a mounted warrior or a messenger which comes from Old English rīdan (to ride) via Proto-Germanic *rīdaną from a PIE source; it could also be derived from a locational surname, from Old English ried, ryd meaning “clearing in a wood” with the suffix -er as a topographical name referring to a residence near a clearing.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Rider (English)


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