Riana Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Rhiannon:
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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Riana - The name I gave my daughter in 1977, if the feminine form of the name Ryan - also a celtic name.
We derived that name from name Mariana. Our daughter was born in 2012.
Arian, Arina, Niara, Raina, and Riana are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.
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This is my name. I love it despite the mispronunciations and Chris Brown jokes I get on a regular basis. It is fun and unique. I love having the name sake of a Goddess. It is very empowering.
People do occasionally mispronounce it, and I find myself spelling it out all the time.
- Nicknames for Riana
Risha - nickname with Russian ancestry applied to it.
- Meanings and history of the name Riana
Riana means great queen. It is a form of Rhiannon or Rigantona.
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