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What does Riona mean?

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


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

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


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

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Riona and associated names. Catherine (#170 in 2014), Regina (#525) and Rhiannon are the popular related forms of Riona (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000. This girl name reached the peak of its popularity during 1980-1989 and has become much less popular since, with the forms Regina and Rhiannon becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth 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 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.