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What does Rion mean?

Rion [ri-on] as a name for boys is of Gaelic origin, and Rion means "king". Rion is a version, with the prefix Ri-, of Ryan (Gaelic): also possibly (Gaelic) "water".

Associated with: gaelic, king.


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

Kreatif forms:
(male) Ridon, Riton, ..

(female) Rine, Rionne, ..

How popular is Rion?

Rion is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#33653 out of 150436, Top 22%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Rion and related names. Ryan (#37 via latest list), Rian (#1337), Ryon and Ryne are the prominent related forms of Rion (not in Top 2000). Other forms, like Ryun, are uncommon. These relations of Rion were popular as birth names in the year 1990 (median #928) and have become much less widespread since (#1343, down 67%). (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names


Rion is pronounced similarly to Rain, Raine, Rane, Rayne, Ren, Renne, Roan, Roane, Ron, Ronn, Roone, Rowan, Rowen, Royan and Rune. Other recommended names are Adon, Aimon, Amon, Bron, Con, Deon, Dilon, Dion, Dixon, Don, Egon, Eilon, Eion, Elon, Eon, Eron, Eton, Evion, Gilon, Ilon, Ion, Ivon, Keon, Leon, Lion, Miron, Orion, Oron, Ramon, Reo, Ric, Rice, Rich, Rico, Rigg, Rike, Riki, Rikk, Ring, Rio, Rip, Rishon, Riston, Rito, Rob, Rod, Roe, Rog, Roi, Row, Simon, Sion, Syon, Timon, Toon, Von, Yvon, Zinon, Zion and Zivon. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rion.