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5k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Rihanna

  • 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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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
2000660
200579790
20065715710
20077887880
20081,0771,0725
20098238230
20105005000
20113803800
20123203200
20132642640
20142042040

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 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Rihanna" is not a popular baby girl's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, only 10 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 2009. Across the entire United States a total of only 823 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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The map shows the relative popularity of the name Rihanna in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the midwest? Search for the name to check your answer!

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.

Arabic

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

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.

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Alternative Meanings

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

H is for hero, as you appear to many.

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

N is for nice, need I say more?

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

Your name in reverse order is "Annahir". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nnarahi". 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 May 1, 1959

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 North Europe approximately on 1700. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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