What does Rhiannon mean?
Rhiannon [rhi-an-non] as a girls' 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.
Affiliated girl name: Ryan.
Rhiannon has 1 more different relation via Reanna, Riona: Reannon.Creative forms:
(female) Rhiannoni, Roannon, ..
(male) Rhianno, Rhiannor, .. Middle name pairings:
Rhiannon Raelyn (R.R.), ..
How popular is Rhiannon?
Rhiannon is a very prominent first name for women (#1678 out of 4276, Top 39%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name statistics of Rhiannon for girls. Rhiannon was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #423 in the U.S. in the year 1999, and is presently at #1761. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Shown below is a study of the popularity of Rhiannon and corresponding names. Ryan (#474 via latest list), Rhyan (#1964), Rheanna, Rianna, Riana, Rhianna and Reanna are the popular variation forms of Rhiannon (#1761 via latest list) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Rhiannon was common among parents a decade ago (adoption of 0.08%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.04%, ▼47%), with versions like Rhiannon becoming somewhat outmoded. Ryan has been the most prevalent.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Briannon, Chalon, Chianna, Chivon, Dannon, Lindon, Manon, Mignon, Mingnon, Nanon, Ninon, Raeann, Raeanna, Raeanne, Rainbow, Ranna, Rayann, Rayanna, Reannah, Reanne, Reeanne, Rexanna, Rexanne, Rhia, Rhianaye, Rhiane, Rhonnda (see Rhonda), Rian, Riann, Riayn, Rionna, Rionnah, Roanna, Roanne, Rohanna, Rosanna▼, Rosannah, Rosanne▼, Roxann▼, Roxanna, Roxanne▼, Roxianne, Royanna, Rozanna, Rozanne, Rubianne, Ryann▲, Ryanna, Ryanne, Shandon, Shannan, Shannen, Shannin, Shannon▼, Shannyn, Shanon, Sharon▼, Sharron▼, Shavon, Shianna and Toinon. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rhiannon.See names in meaning and etymology.