Meaning of the Irish name Riordan. Listen and learn how to pronounce Riordan so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.
MEANING: From ri “”king”” and bardan “”poet”” it means “”royal poet.”” In Irish tradition the poet was very highly regarded in any royal household as he acted as scholar, historian and advisor to the king.
GENDER: Boy | Male
IRISH NAME: Riordan
PRONUNCIATION: “”reer + don””
AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Riordan and read along with the meaning)
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I believe I found somewhere that it was mostly from Co Cork. I also read that it wasn’t that common outside of the area, as it is usually a surname.
Where in Ireland does the name riordan come from