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Rio meaning and name origin
Rio \rio\ as a boy's name is pronounced REE-oh. It is of Spanish origin, and the meaning of Rio is "river". Place name; independent name and short form of names ending with -rio. Rio de Janiero, Brazil, which means "January river" in Portuguese. The Rio Grande is the boundary river between Texas and Mexico, and its name means "big river" in Spanish.
Rio has 1 variant form: Reo.
Baby names that sound like Rio are Roy, Rai, Raj, Ray, Rae, Rei, Rey, Ruy, Roe, Row, Roi and Rye.
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Popularity of Rio
Rio is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#13665 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Rio for boys. (2010 statistics) Compare Rio with its variant form and related boy baby names.