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The first name 

Riaan is a first name for boys.

Riaan is a well-known but special name!

Riaan is a well-known name in the US, but is still special. It is currently only given to every ten thousandth boy, and therefore ranks at 1197 in the SmartGenius statistics. This means there are 1,196 boys names that are more common, but also tens of thousands that are much rarer. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Riaan.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

Riaan -
quite rare in all states

The odds of having a man or boy named Riaan in your home state are about the same as the chance for a white Christmas in New York City – in both cases they are less than 30%. More precisely, the first name Riaan is registered in 19 states, among which are Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida or Georgia. In proportion to the male population, most men and boys with the first name Riaan live in New Jersey, but even there the name is rather special – on average, you would have to ask 27,738 men and boys in New Jersey for their name before you meet one who answers with Riaan.

Riaan has 5 letters 
and begins with an R

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter R is quite common as an initial letter for boys’ names. To be precise, 5.2% of all boys' names in the US begin with this letter. The most common first letters of boys' names, by the way, are J, A and D.

With five letters, the name Riaan is comparatively short. In fact, 17.0% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly five letters. Only 7% of all first names are even shorter, while 75% have more than five letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

Therefore: As 5.2% of all boys' names start with R, this initial letter occurs much more often than all 26 letters on average. And maybe interesting to know: of all the names that begin with an R, Robert is the most common.

Other names with 
R, i, a, a and n

If you take all the letters in the name Riaan – R, i, a, a and n – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Rania or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Riaan

If your name is Riaan and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Riaan

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Riaan, you can simply say:






This is how the name Riaan is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Riaan in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Riaan

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Riaan is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Riaan

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Riaan sounds like this: