What does Rhianna mean?
Rhianna [rhi-an-na] as a girls' name is a Welsh and Irish name, and the meaning of Rhianna is "great queen, or goddess". Rhianna is a variant form of Rhiannon (Welsh). Rhianna is also a derivative of Riane (Irish): feminine of Ryan.
(female) Rhianda, Rhina, ..
(male) Rhianno, Rhino, ..
How popular is Rhianna?
Rhianna is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Rhianna is also an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name statistics of Rhianna for girls. Rhianna entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its highest rank of #606 in the U.S. in 2007, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Below is a graphed study of the popularity of Rhianna and associated names. Prominent related forms of Rhianna ranked in the Top 2000 are Rheanna, Rhiannon (#1761 from recent data), Rhyan (#1964), Riana, Rianna, Ryann (#839) and Ryanne. Other variants, like Rhiana, are seldom used. These relations of Rhianna were favored by parents a decade ago (average #1366) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1820, down 61.5%), with forms like Rianna becoming less fashionable. Ryann is the most contemporarily stylish girl name among these.
Rhianna▼ is pronounced similarly to Raeanna, Raina▲, Rana, Rania, Ranna, Rayana, Rayanna, Rayna▲, Reanna▼, Reannah, Reina▲, Rhianaye, Rhona, Rhowena, Rina, Riona, Rionna, Rionnah, Roana, Roanna, Ronna, Rowenna, Royanna, Ryana and Ryanna. Other recommended names are Alianna▲, Arianna▲, Avianna▲, Brianna▼, Channa, Chiana, Chianna, Cianna, Dhanna, Dianna▼, Elianna▲, Gianna, Ilianna, Jianna, Kianna▼, Lianna, Olianna, Orianna, Quianna, Raeann, Raeanne, Rayann, Reanne, Reeanne, Rexanna, Rian, Riann, Riayn, Rihana, Roanne, Rohana, Rohanna, Rosanna▼, Roxanna, Rozanna, Shanna▼, Shianna, Shyanna, Sianna, Tianna▼ and Vianna. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rhianna.See names in meaning and etymology.