Rihanna

First Name
6k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Rihanna mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Rihanna

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

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From Arabic ريحانة (raiHaana, “sweet basil”)

  1. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Rihanna

She holds the title Pon de Replay" and Umbrella". She has had major accomplishments since 2005. Rihanna was given the name Robyn Rihanna Fenty on February 20th, 1988 in Saint Michael, Barbados.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rihanna

She holds the title Pon de Replay" and Umbrella". She has had major accomplishments since 2005. Rihanna was given the name Robyn Rihanna Fenty on February 20th, 1988 in Saint Michael, Barbados.

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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 789 789 0
2008 1,079 1,074 5
2009 824 824 0
2010 500 500 0
2011 380 380 0
2012 321 321 0
2013 266 266 0
2014 206 206 0
2015 178 178 0
2016 177 177 0
2017 162 162 0

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Popularity of Rihanna as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Rihanna

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  • How Popular is the name Rihanna? Rihanna is the 3,535th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Rihanna have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,538 babies born with the first name Rihanna in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rihanna to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rihanna? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2000 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Rihanna born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rihanna was in 2008 with a total of 1,074 babies. That's a lot of babies named Rihanna!
  • Random Rihanna Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rihanna is not a popular baby girl's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Rihanna: Your name in reverse order is Annahir. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ainhnar. How do you pronounce that?

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