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.
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)
Rhianna, Rhiannon, Rianna, Ryan (#510 via latest list) and Ryann (#978) are the prominent alternative forms of Riana (outside Top 1000). Other variants, like Rhianon, are seldom used. These relations of Riana were popular in the year 2006 (average #736) and are somewhat less widespread today (#897, down 61%), with the versions Rhianna, Rhiannon and Ryann becoming less trendy. Ryan is the most trendy girl name in this compilation. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Riana and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
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 similar baby names are Ciana, Diana▲, Etana, Giana▲, Ginna, Idiana, Jiana, Kiana▼, Lana▲, Liana▲, Lina▼, Milana▲, Qiana, Rama, Rieta, Rihana, Rima, Rimona, Rohana, Siana, Siena▲, Tiana▲, Tyana, Viana and Wina. These names tend to be more commonly used than Riana.