in the U.S.
since 1880


  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Sweet Basil
  • #3578 All Time
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How popular is the baby name Rihanna in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
2000 6 6 0
2005 79 79 0
2006 571 571 0
2007 788 788 0
2008 1,079 1,074 5
2009 824 824 0
2010 500 500 0
2011 380 380 0
2012 321 321 0
2013 264 264 0
2014 206 206 0
2015 176 176 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Rihanna baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,194 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 1,074 babies. (That's a lot of baby Rihannas)

According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Rihanna" is not a popular baby girl's name in Nevada. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Nevada have the same name as you in 2015. Across the entire United States a total of only 176 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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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.


Other Inspirations for the Name Rihanna

Rihanna American Oxygen
Rihanna Bbhmm
Rihanna Diamonds
Rihanna Fourfiveseconds
Rihanna Net Worth
Rihanna Stay
Rihanna Umbrella

Alternative Meanings

R is for realist, the way you are.

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

H is for hardy, can't keep you down!

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

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

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Rihanna born Nov 22, 1927

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 900. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

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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