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- proper n. A surname common in Ireland.
- proper n. A male given name derived from the surname, popular in all English-speaking countries from the 1970s to the 1990s.
- proper n. A female given name in quiet use since the 1970s, from the surname, or a variant of Rhian. Spelling variant: Ryann.
From Irish Ó Riain, probably a derivative of rí "King" , thus the name means, Little King. (Wiktionary)