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Ryu may refer to:

Pronunciation R-yu
Language(s) Japanese
Word/name Japan
Meaning dragon
Region of origin Japan

Ryū (龍, 竜, 隆, りゅう, リュウ, Ryū) About this sound listen  is a Japanese origin name (which can be both a masculine given name or a family name) meaning dragon and can also refer to:



  • Kairyu, Dragonite ("Pokemon" species) in Japanese Version
  • Ryu Hayabusa, the protagonist in the Ninja Gaiden series
  • Ryu (Street Fighter), a leading character in the Street Fighter video game series
  • Ryu Nakanishi, Science Ninja Team member G-5
  • Ryu Jose, a character from Mobile Suit Gundam
  • Ryu Kumon, a minor character in Ranma 1/2
  • "Wooden Sword" Ryu, a Shaman King character
  • Ryū, Raoh's son from Fist of the North Star
  • Ryu (Breath of Fire), the protagonist in the Breath of Fire series
  • Ryuuwon, creator of the Jaryuu in GoGo Sentai Boukenger
  • Ryu Tendoh, a character from Choujin Sentai Jetman
  • Ryu Higashi, a character from J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai