Rhianna Name Meaning & Origin

Rhianna

Pronunciation: ree-AH-nə (key)

Origin of the name Rhianna:

Borrowed from the Welsh, Rhiannon is an ancient Celtic name of uncertain derivation. Some believe it to be derived from the Old Celtic Rigantona (great queen). The name, which is borne in Celtic Mythology by a goddess of fertility, was not used as a given name until the 20th century. Its popularity outside Wales is due in large part to the song "Rhiannon" by the rock group Fleetwood Mac.

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my name is Rhianna and i have a lot of people call me Rihanna like the singer and i kind of like Rihanna better because to me it sounds better...!!! When people ask me what my name is I say Rihanna because that is what people usually think i said anyways so i dont bother correcting them..!!!! I usually just let people call me Rhi..!
one of my best friends has always said Rhi i have actually never heard her say rhianna

Personal experiences with the name Rhianna: | Edit

Growing up with this name was a little difficult. Teachers could never pronounce it, and I still have family members that pronounce it ana instead of anna. I've also had various nicknames involving banana; nanners, B, Rhi-nanna. But it love how unique my name is, and I love that every time I say my name I get asked, "Like the Fleetwood Mac song?"

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My name is Rhiana, and I go by Rhi alot.

Meanings and history of the name Rhianna: | Edit

Rhianna is the same as Rhiannon, and Rhiannon was a name for a welsh godess. She was a godess of fertility. She had a baby when she had it it vanished, then her friends put dog blood on her and told everyone that she ate it. I forgot the rest but you can look it up. I also have the name Rhianna. :) Also it means Great Queen or Witch Godess.

Famous real-life people named Rhianna: | Edit

Rhianna - popular one-named singer of "Umbrella" and other recent hits

Edit: Her name is actually Robin Rihanna, not Rhianna, and it's pronounced differently.

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