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pinWhat 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.


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

Affiliated girl name: Ryan.

Rhiannon has 1 more different relation via Reanna, Riona: Reannon.

Kreatif forms: Rhiannonna, Rhiannonnah, Rhiannonne. [more]

pinHow 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 popularity 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, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Rhiannon and corresponding names. Ryan (#510 via latest list), Rianna, Rhianna and Reanna are the popular variation forms of Rhiannon ranked in the Top 1000. Usage of these forms of Rhiannon was common among parents in the year 1998 (adoption of 0.262%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.098%, 63%), with the versions Reanna, Rhianna and Rhiannon becoming less stylish. Ryan has been the most prevalent. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

pinSimilar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Briannon, Chianna, Dannon, Ramona, Ramonna, Remonna, Rhianaye, Rhiane, Riann, Rimona, Romaine, Romana, Romane, Romayne, Shandon, Shannan, Shannen, Shannin, Shannon, Shannyn, Shanon and Shianna. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rhiannon.