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Who Is The Most Famous Ryan In The World? 

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Updated January 14, 2020 1.5k votes 116 voters 146.3k views 98 items

List Rules Vote up the Ryan you believe to be the most famous.

How many celebrities named Ryan can you think of? The famous Ryans below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Ryan, athletes named Ryan, and even political figures named Ryan. 

Ryan Phillippe is one of the famous actors named Ryan. There are also famous girls named Ryan on this list, such as actress Ryan Newman. Other actors with the first name Ryan include Ryan Kwanten and Ryan Hansen. There are also plenty of singers named Ryan on the list, such as Ryan Adams. 

Two of the biggest heartthrobs in Hollywood are named Ryan; Ryan Reynolds and Ryan Gosling (take your pick, ladies). You'll notice that so many Ryans on this list play professional sports, including Ryan Braun, Ryan Matthews, and Ryan Tannehill. Don't forget long time American Idol host and Keeping Up With The Kardashians creator Ryan Seacrest, too.

Did we miss any of your favorite celebrities named Ryan? If so, be sure to add them to our list of famous people named Ryan. 

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Ryan Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Ryan In The World?
Age: 39

Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

Ryan Rodney Reynolds (born October 23, 1976) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, film producer, and screenwriter. He began his career starring in the Canadian teen soap opera Hillside and ...more

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Ryan Gosling is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Ryan In The World?
Age: 38

Birthplace: London, Canada

Ryan Thomas Gosling (born November 12, 1980) is a Canadian actor and musician. He began his career as a child star on the Disney Channel's The Mickey Mouse Club (1993–1995), and went on to ...more

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Ryan Seacrest is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Ryan In The World?
Age: 44

Birthplace: Dunwoody, Georgia, United States of America

Ryan John Seacrest (born December 24, 1974) is an American radio personality, television host, and producer. Seacrest is known for hosting the competition show American Idol, the syndicated ...more

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Ryan Murphy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Ryan In The World?
Age: 53

Birthplace: Indianapolis, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Indiana, + more

Ryan Patrick Murphy (born November 9, 1965) is an American screenwriter, director, and producer. Murphy is best known for creating/co-creating/producing a number of successful television series, ...more

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Ryan Lochte is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Ryan In The World?
Age: 34

Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States of America

Ryan Steven Lochte ( LOK-tee; born August 3, 1984) is an American competitive swimmer and 12-time Olympic medalist. Lochte's 12 Olympic medals earn him the second-most decorated Olympian along ...more

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Ryan Anderson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Ryan In The World?
Age: 30

Birthplace: Sacramento, California

Ryan James Anderson (born May 6, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Ryan Howard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Ryan In The World?
Age: 39

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri

Ryan James Howard (born November 19, 1979), nicknamed "The Big Piece", is an American former professional baseball first baseman. Howard spent his entire Major League Baseball (MLB) ...more

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Ryan Fitzpatrick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Ryan In The World?
Age: 33

Birthplace: Gilbert, Arizona

Ryan Joseph Fitzpatrick (born November 24, 1982), nicknamed Fitzmagic, is an American football quarterback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the St. ...more

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Ryan Giggs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Ryan In The World?
Age: 45

Birthplace: Cardiff, United Kingdom

Ryan Joseph Giggs (born Wilson; born 29 November 1973) is a Welsh football coach and former player. He is the manager of the Wales national team and a co-owner of Salford City. He played his ...more

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Ryan Hansen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Ryan In The World?
Age: 37

Birthplace: Fountain Valley, California, USA

Ryan Albert Hansen (born July 5, 1981) is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for starring as Dick Casablancas on the noir drama series Veronica Mars (2004–2019), as Kyle Bradway on ...more
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Ryan Leaf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Ryan In The World?
Age: 39

Birthplace: Great Falls, Montana

Ryan David Leaf (born May 15, 1976) is an American former football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for four seasons. He played for the San Diego Chargers and ...more

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Ryan Tedder is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Ryan In The World?
Age: 39

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Ryan Benjamin Tedder (born June 26, 1979) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. As well as being the lead vocalist of the pop rock band OneRepublic, he ...more

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Ryan Braun is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Ryan In The World?
Age: 35

Birthplace: Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California

Ryan Joseph Braun (born November 17, 1983), nicknamed "The Hebrew Hammer", is an American baseball left fielder for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB). Braun has also ...more

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Ryan Tannehill is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Ryan In The World?
Age: 27

Birthplace: Lubbock, Texas

Ryan Timothy Tannehill III (born July 27, 1988) is an American football quarterback for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas A&M, ...more

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Ryan Dunn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Ryan In The World?
Dec. at 34 (1977-2011)

Birthplace: Medina, Ohio, United States of America

Ryan Matthew Dunn (June 11, 1977 – June 20, 2011) was an American stunt performer, comedian, and one of the stars of the MTV reality stunt show Jackass. Dunn rose to fame in the late 1990s as a ...more

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Ryan Kwanten is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Ryan In The World?
Age: 42

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Ryan Christian Kwanten (born 28 November 1976) is an Australian actor and comedian. He played Vinnie Patterson from 1997 to 2002 in the Australian soap opera Home and Away. After his stint ...more

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Ryan Newman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Ryan In The World?
Age: 20

Birthplace: USA, California, Manhattan Beach

Ryan Newman (born April 24, 1998) is an American actress and model. She is best known for her roles as Ginger Falcone in Disney XD's Zeke and Luther, Allison in The Thundermans, Cindy Collins in ...more
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Ryan Spooner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Ryan In The World?
Age: 27

Birthplace: Kanata, Ottawa, Canada

Ryan Bradley Spooner is a Canadian professional ice hockey player under contract with the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League. He was selected by the Bruins in the 2nd round of the 2010 ...more
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Ryan Adams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Ryan In The World?
Age: 44

Birthplace: Jacksonville, USA, North Carolina

David Ryan Adams (born November 5, 1974) is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and poet. He is best known for his solo career, during which he has released 16 ...more

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Ryan O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Ryan In The World?
Age: 77

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California

Charles Patrick Ryan O'Neal (born April 20, 1941) is an American actor and former boxer. O'Neal trained as an amateur boxer before beginning his career in acting in 1960. In 1964, he landed the ...more

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Ryan Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Ryan In The World?
Age: 34

Birthplace: Washington, North Carolina

Ryan Wallace Zimmerman (born September 28, 1984) is an American professional baseball first baseman for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). Zimmerman graduated from Kellam ...more

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Ryan Getzlaf is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Ryan In The World?
Age: 33

Birthplace: Regina, Canada

Ryan Getzlaf (born May 10, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who currently serves as captain of the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). A first round selection, ...more

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Ryan Miller is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Ryan In The World?
Age: 38

Birthplace: East Lansing, Michigan

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Royce da 5'9" is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Ryan In The World?
Royce da 5'9" Age: 41

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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Ryan Kesler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Ryan In The World?
Age: 34

Birthplace: Livonia, Michigan

Ryan James Kesler (born August 31, 1984) is an American professional ice hockey center and an alternate captain for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Selected in the first ...more

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