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Meaning and name origin

Riona \ri(o)-na\ as a girl's name is pronounced ree-OH-nah. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Riona is "queenly".


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

For more information, see also related girl names Rhiannon, Catherine and Regina.


Riona is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Riona and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Catherine (#170), Regina (#525) and Rhiannon. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 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 also pronounced similarly to Raina, Rana, Ranna, Rayna, Rayona, Reena, Reina, Rena, Reyna, Rhiana, Rhona, Riana, Rianna, Rina, Rinah, Roana, Rona, Ronae, Ronay, Roni, Ronna and Ryana. Other suggested similar baby names are Diona, Fiona, Kiona, Rian, Riane, Riann, Rihana, Rima, Rimona, Roma, Tiona and Viona. These names tend to be more commonly used than Riona.