in the U.S.
since 1880


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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 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Rihanna" is not a popular baby girl's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 2012. Across the entire United States a total of only 321 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Rihanna popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Rihanna in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess one of the most popular Alaska names? Also check out our name lists to see which names are the most popular in each region of the country.

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 rational, the way you think.

I is for impress, for impress you will.

H is for hug, give one today!

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

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 "Hrianan". 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 Dec 21, 1951

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Philippines approximately on 1100. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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