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What does Rion mean?

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

Associated with: gaelic, king.


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

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

(female) Rine, Rioni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rion Laith (R.L.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Ryan (#39 via latest list), Rian (#1396), 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 (#1358, down 69%). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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.

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