in the U.S.
since 1880


  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Sweet Basil
  • #3599 All Time
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How popular is the name "Rihanna" in the U.S.?

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Want to know about the populiarty of Rihanna? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,012 babies born with the name Rihanna in the United States. That's more than enough Rihannas to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2000 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Rihanna" was in 2008 with a total of 1,072 babies. (That's a lot of baby Rihannas)

According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Rihanna" is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 53 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 2008. Across the entire United States a total of 1,077 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Rihanna popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Rihanna" mean? The list below shows the origins of Rihanna as well as things modernly associated with the name Rihanna such as celebrities named Rihanna.


Origin and Meaning of Rihanna

The name "Rihanna" is of Arabic origin, and it means "Sweet Basil". It's a name commonly given to girls.


Rihanna is a singer, actress, and fashion designer specializing in R&B, pop, reggae, and hip hop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Rihanna was born in 1988 as Robyn Rihanna Fenty in Saint Michael, Barbados.


Alternative Meanings

R is for rational, the way you think.

I is for impress, for impress you will.

H is for hope, the encouragement you give.

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

Your name in reverse order is "Annahir". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ahniran". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Rihanna born Apr 26, 1942

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Thailand approximately on 1575. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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