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Rihanna

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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

Fun Facts about the name Rihanna

  • How many people with the first name Rihanna have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,194 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.
  • When was Rihanna first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rihanna is Monday, November 30th, -0001.
  • 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 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rihanna is not a popular baby girl's name in Alabama. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 2013.
  • 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 Hrnnaia. How do you pronounce that?
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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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.

From Arabic ريحانة (raiHaana, “sweet basil”)

  1. A female given name

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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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rihanna

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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What does the name Rihanna mean?

Ris for reassuring, eliminating doubts!

Iis for intellect, your high capacity for knowledge

His for honest, something you hold dear.

Ais for able, for you surely are.

Nis for nifty, how neat!

Nis for noteworthy, just like your achievements

Ais for agreeable, the best side of you!

Past life for Rihanna born Jun 14, 1940

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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 Saudi Arabia approximately on 1125. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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