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Popularity
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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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 1,077 1,072 5
2009 823 823 0
2010 500 500 0
2011 380 380 0
2012 320 320 0
2013 264 264 0
2014 204 204 0

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 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Rihanna" is not a popular baby girl's name in Arizona. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 2012. Across the entire United States a total of only 320 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 a name that was popular in the east? 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 realist, the way you are.

I is for intense, your zest of living.

H is for happiness, you always bring.

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

A is for activities, for you have many.

Your name in reverse order is "Annahir". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Inranah". 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 28, 2000

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 Austria approximately on 1750. Your profession was dramatist, director, musician, and bard.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.

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