What does Rhianna mean?
Rhianna /rhi-an-na/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name. Rhianna's name origins are Welsh and Irish, and the meaning of Rhianna is "great queen, or goddess". Rhianna is a variant transcription of Rhiannon (Welsh). Rhianna is also a derivative of Riane (Irish): feminine of Ryan.
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 popularity of Rhianna for girls. Rhianna entered the list in 1998 and reached its highest rank of #606 in the U.S. in 2007, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Rhianna and associated names. Prominent related forms of Rhianna ranked in the Top 1000 are Rhiannon, Rianna and Ryann (#978 last year). Variants like Rianon are seldom used. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity in 2006 (usage of 0.1938%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.0055%, down 97.2%), with the forms Rhianna, Rhiannon and Ryann becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Rhianna▼ is pronounced similarly to Raeanna, Ranna, Rayanna, Reanna▼, Rionna, Roanna, Royanna and Ryanna. Other recommended similar baby names are Chianna, Riann, Rohanna and Shianna. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rhianna.