What does Riana mean?
Riana [ri-ana] as a girls' name is of Welsh and Irish derivation, and the meaning of the name Riana is "great queen, or goddess". Riana is an alternate form of Rhiannon (Welsh). Riana is also a derivative of Riane (Irish): feminine of Ryan.
(female) Rine, Rinee, ..
(male) Rianas, Rinan, .. Middle name pairings:
Riana Rosalie (R.R.), ..
How popular is Riana?
Riana is an uncommonly occurring given name for females. Riana is an equally unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Riana entered the list in 1998 and reached its top position of #1487 in the U.S. in the year 2000, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Rheanna, Rhianna, Rhiannon (#1761 via latest list), Rhyan (#1964), Rian, Rianna, Ryan (#474), Ryann (#839) and Ryanne are the prominent alternative forms of Riana. Other variants, like Rynn, are seldom used. These relations of Riana were popular a decade ago (average #1287) and are somewhat less widespread today (#1703, down 40%), with versions like Rhianna becoming less trendy. Ryan and Ryann are two of the more trendy girl names in this compilation.
Riana is pronounced similarly to Raina▲, Rainy, Rana, Ranae, Ranee, Rani, Rayna▲, Rayona, Reanna▼, Reena, Reina▲, Renay, Rene▼, Rennae, Rennay, Riona, Rionagh, Roana, Roanna, Rona, Ronay, Ronna, Rowina, Royanna and Rrenae. Other recommended names are Aliana▲, Avana, Briana▼, Chana▲, Ciana, Cianna, Diana▼, Dianna▼, Dina▼, Etana, Flana, Gaiana, Gana, Giana, Ginna, Hinna, Idiana, Jiana, Jina, Kiana▼, Kimana, Lana▲, Liana▲, Lianna, Lina, Luana, Mirana, Mirna, Qiana, Quiana, Rama, Ricka, Rieta, Rihana, Rika, Rima, Rimona, Risa, Ritsa, Rivka▲, Rohana, Siana, Sianna, Siena▲, Tiana, Tyana, Viana, Wina, Zigana and Zina. These names tend to be more commonly used than Riana.See names in meaning and etymology.