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Meaning and name origin
Rhiannon \rhi(an)-non\ as a girl's name is pronounced ree-ANN-on. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Rhiannon is "great queen, or goddess". Mythology: the title Rigantona "great queen" is borne by a Celtic goddess of fertility. The Welsh horse goddess is described in legend as dressed in shining gold and riding a pale horse. The name was not used as a given name before the 20th century. In the 1970s: the Fleetwood Mac song "Rhiannon". See also Reanna and Riona.
For more information, see also the related girl name Ryan.
Rhiannon is also pronounced similarly to Reannon.
Rhiannon is a very popular first name for females (#1678 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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