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Rian as a given name is unisex however is most commonly male. As a given name or surname, Rian may refer to:

Given nameEdit

  • Rian Dawson, drummer for American pop punk band All Time Low
  • Rian Hughes, British graphic designer, illustrator and comics artist
  • Rian James (1899–1953), American screenwriter
  • Rian Johnson (born 1973), American writer, producer and director; writer and director of Star Wars Episode VIII
  • Rian Lindell (born 1977), American National Football League placekicker
  • Rian Malan (born 1954), South African author, journalist and songwriter
  • Rian Marques (born 1982), Brazilian footballer currently playing in Thailand
  • Rian Sukmawan (born 1984), Indonesian professional badminton player
  • Rian Wallace (born 1982), American former football player
  • Rían, a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth


  • Erlend Rian (born 1941), Norwegian politician and newspaper editor
  • Espen Rian (born 1981), Norwegian Nordic combined skier
  • Johannes Rian (1891–1981), Norwegian painter
  • Øystein Rian (born 1945), Norwegian historian, brother of Erlend Rian

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