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Rhiannon 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 name Ryan. Baby names that sound like Rhiannon are Riannon, Rhianon and Rhiannan. Other similar baby names are Reannon, Rianon, Rhianna and Rhiann.
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Popularity of Rhiannon
Rhiannon is a very popular first name for women (#1678 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).
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