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What does Riona mean?

Riona Pronunciation of Riona [ri-ona] as a girls' name is pronounced ree-OH-nah. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Riona is "queenly".

Associated with: irish.


Riona has 5 variants: Rionach, Rionagh, Rionna, Rionnagh and Rionnah.

Affiliated girl names: Rhiannon, Catherine and Regina.

Creative forms:
(female) Raona, Rine, ..

(male) Rino, Rionas, ..

Middle name pairings:
Riona Bianca (R.B.), ..

How popular is Riona?

Riona is an uncommon given name for women. Riona is also a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Catherine (#179 in recent rankings), Regina (#520) and Rhiannon (#1761) are the popular related forms of Riona (not ranked). These relations of Riona reached the peak of their popularity during 1910-1919 (average #737) and have become much less popular since (#820, 83% less usage), with forms like Catherine becoming less fashionable. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Catherine, Regina, Rhiannon in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Riona is pronounced similarly to Raenah, Raina, Rainah, Rainy, Rana, Ranae, Ranay, Ranna, Rayana, Rayna, Rayona, Reanna, Renay, Rennae, Rhiana, Rhona, Rhowena, Rianna, Rina, Roana, Roanna, Ronee, Ronna, Rowena and Rrenae. Other suggested similar names are Alona, Apona, Briona, Ciana, Deona, Diana, Digna, Diona, Dona, Eitna, Fina, Fiona, Fyona, Giana, Jina, Jinna, Keona, Kinna, Kiona, Lina, Linna, Mirna, Mona, Ramona, Remona, Rhoda, Ria, Rian, Riane, Riann, Rida, Rieca, Riesa, Rihana, Rilla, Rima, Rimona, Ritta, Riva, Roba, Roda, Roma, Shona, Siana, Simona, Tiona, Tionna, Tona, Viona and Winona. These names tend to be more commonly used than Riona.