Rihanna

First Name
6k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys
On This Page

How to Pronounce Rihanna

  • Automated Male (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • Automated Female (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from New York, United States
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from Jamaica
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from Virginia, United States
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from Pennsylvania, United States
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from Maryland, United States
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
How difficult is it to pronounce Rihanna?

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Rihanna mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Rihanna

User Submitted Origins

Arabic
33%
English
17%
Spanish
17%
Indian (Sanskrit)
8%
Celtic
8%
Irish
8%
English Greek
8%

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from Jamaica says the name Rihanna is of Arabic origin and means "Queen".
  • A user from Arizona, United States says the name Rihanna is of Irish origin and means "Sweet basil".
  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Rihanna is of English origin and means "Hello".
  • A user from Australia says the name Rihanna is of Celtic origin and means "Means beutiful and kind to everyone she meets".
  • A user from Belize says the name Rihanna is of English Greek origin and means "Sweet Basil,Gift of Gold,The Great Queen".

Submit the origin and/or meaning of Rihanna to us below

Wiktionary

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.

Popularity:

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.

Popularity:

How popular is the baby name Rihanna in the U.S.?

Click Here to Show Chart Data
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

Where is the name Rihanna popular?

View popular names by state or region.

Popularity of Rihanna as a first name

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Rihanna as a first name in each of the states. See other popular names in Florida, South Carolina, or Mississippi.

Fun Facts about the name Rihanna

  • 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 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rihanna is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 42 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 2009.
  • 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?

What Rihannas Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Rihanna born Aug 5, 2018

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 Northern New Zealand approximately on 1350. Your profession was banker, usurer, moneylender, and judge.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

Name poster for Rihanna

Name poster for Rihanna(click to save the high quality version)

Most Popular Names

All Name Lists

  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.