Rihanna Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Rihanna:
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.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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A pretty name, popular name now because of Robyn Fenty (Rihanna)
RIHANNA is pronounced rih-ahn-na, not ahna.
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My middle name is Rihanna. People always make jokes about the singer... It's annoying.
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The meaning of the name Rihanna: Sweet Basil
The origin of the name Rihanna: Arabic
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Robyn Rihanna Fenty (stage name "Rihanna"), American pop singer
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Fleetwood Mac's song "Rhiannon" is very similar. I named my daughter Riana after the song. Whoops!!