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What does Rien mean?

Rien Pronunciation of Rien [rien] as a name for boys is of Latin and Gaelic derivation, and the meaning of the name Rien is "of the sea; king". Rien is a version of Marino (Latin). Rien is also a variation of Ryan (Gaelic): also possibly (Gaelic) "water".

Associated with: gaelic, sea, king.


Rien has 6 variants: Rian, Rion, Ryen, Ryne, Ryon and Ryun.

2 more relations via Marino, Ryan: Ries and Rinus.

Creative forms:
(male) Reen, Riden, ..

(female) Rine, Rinee, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rien Agustin (R.A.), ..

How popular is Rien?

Rien is a rare first name for males but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#96480 out of 150436, Top 64%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Marino, Rian (#1396 from recent data), Ryan (#39), Ryne and Ryon are the popular alternative forms of Rien (not in Top 2000). Other forms, like Rinus, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Rien was well-received in 1990 (usage of 1.4%) and has become much less since (usage 0.5%, 68.6%). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marino, Rian, Ryan, Ryne, Ryon in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rian, Ryan outside U.S.

Similar Names

Rien is pronounced similarly to Rain, Raine, Rane, Rayne, Ren, Renne, Roan, Roane, Ron, Ronn, Roone, Rowan, Rowen, Royan and Rune. Other recommended names are Aden, Aiden, Aiken, Airen, Alen, Arien, Asen, Ben, Biren, Bren, Brien, Deen, Den, Eben, Eden, Eiden, Even, Ewen, Glen, Iven, Keen, Ken, Olen, Oren, Owen, Pen, Rae, Raiden, Raven, Reed, Reg, Regen, Rei, Rene, Reno, Reo, Ric, Rice, Rich, Rick, Rico, Rider, Rigel, Rigg, Rik, Rike, Riki, Rikk, Riley, Ring, Rio, Rito, River, Rives, Roe, Rozen, Ruel, Ryden, Sven and Swen. These names tend to be more frequently used than Rien.

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