Ries Name Meaning

South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a Germanic personal name, but mainly a nickname for an exceptionally tall or big man, Middle High German rise, German Riese ‘giant’. In some cases the name may have been used to refer ironically to a particularly short man. South German: habitational name from any of several places named Ries. German: topographic name from Middle Low German ris ‘branch’, ‘twig’, ‘brushwood’. Altered spelling of German Riess or Reis.

List of People with Surname Ries

According to our database, there are a total of 2,319 people with the surname Ries. Among these people surnamed Ries, there are about 479 unique names, with an average of 4 people who have the same name. John Ries, Mary Ries and Michael Ries are the top three most popular names from the list of people surnamed Ries, with 30, 30 and 30 people respectively.

Moreover, we found that Ohio has the largest number of people surnamed Ries, with a total of 226 people, and there are a total of 144 unique names among these people. California is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Ries, with a total of 190 people and an average of 132 unique names.