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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.


Rhiannon has 14 variant forms: Rheanna, Rheanne, Rhiana, Rhiann, Rhianna, Rhiannan, Rhianon, Rhyan, Riana, Riane, Rianna, Rianne, Riannon and Rianon.

For more information, see also the related girl name Ryan.


Rhiannon is a very popular first name for females (#1678 out of 4276, Top 39%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Rhiannon for girls. Rhiannon reached its highest rank of #423 in the U.S. in 1999. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rhiannon name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rhiannon outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Rhiannon and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ryan (#510), Rianna, Rhiannon, Rhianna, Rheanna and Reanna. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Reanna, Rhianna, Rhiannon, Rianna, Ryan in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Reanna, Rheanna, Rhianna, Rhiannon, Rianna, Ryan outside U.S.

Similar Names

Rhiannon is also pronounced similarly to Reannon. This name tends to be less commonly used than Rhiannon.