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What does Rhiannon mean?

Rhiannon Pronunciation of Rhiannon as a girls' name is pronounced ree-ANN-on. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Rhiannon is "great queen, or goddess". Mythology: the title Rigantona "great queen" is borne by a Celtic goddess of fertility. The Welsh horse goddess is described in legend as dressed in shining gold and riding a pale horse. The name was not used as a given name before the 20th century. In the 1970s: the Fleetwood Mac song "Rhiannon". See also Reanna and Riona.


ASSOCIATED WITH great, queen, goddess, shining (light), gold, pale (white), 20th century (modern)


VARIANTS Rheanna, Rheanne, Rhiana, Rhiann, Rhianna, Rhiannan, Rhianon, Rhyan, Riana, Riane, Rianna, Rianne, Riannon, Rianon





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How popular is Rhiannon?

Rhiannon is a very prominent first name for women (#1678 out of 4276, Top 39%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Rhiannon was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #423 in the U.S. in the year 1999, and is presently at #1477. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rhiannon name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rhiannon outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Ryan (#364 VIA LATEST LIST), Rhyan (#1356), Reanna, Rheanna, Rhianna, Riana and Rianna are the popular variation forms of Rhiannon (#1477) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Rhiannon was common among parents a decade ago (ADOPTION OF 0.11%) and is somewhat lower today (ADOPTION 0.07%, 36%), with versions like Rhiannon becoming somewhat outmoded. Ryan has been the most prevalent.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rhiannon, Reanna, Rheanna, Rhianna, Rhyan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Riana, Rianna, Ryan in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rhiannon, Rhianna outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Briannon, Chalon, Chianna, Chivon, Dannon, Lindon, Manon, Mignon, Mingnon, Nanon, Ninon, Raeann, Raeanna, Raeanne, Rainbow, Ranna, Rayann, Rayanna, Reannah, Reanne, Reeanne, Rexanna, Rexanne, Rhia, Rhianaye, Rhiane, Rhonnda (see Rhonda), Rian, Riann, Riayn, Rionna, Rionnah, Roanna, Roanne, Rohanna, Rosanna, Rosannah, Rosanne, Roxann, Roxanna, Roxanne, Roxianne, Royanna, Rozanna, Rozanne, Rubianne, Ryann, Ryanna, Ryanne, Shandon, Shannan, Shannen, Shannin, Shannon, Shannyn, Shanon, Sharon, Sharron, Shavon, Shianna and Toinon. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rhiannon.

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