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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rio

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  1. The former capital and 2nd largest city of Brazil; chief Brazilian port; famous as a tourist attraction
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  1. Short for Rio de Janeiro.
  2. A male given name
  3. A female given name
  4. A census-designated place in Florida
  5. A village in Illinois
  6. An unincorporated community in West Virginia
  7. A village in Wisconsin

Notable Persons Named Rio

Rio Ferdinand is a soccer player for the West Ham United F.C., A.F.C. Bournemouth, Leeds United F.C., Manchester United F.C., Queens Park Rangers F.C., England national under-18 football team, England national under-21 football team, and England national football team. Rio was born on November 7th, 1978 in Denmark Hill, London, England, UK.

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Rio Blast is a fictional character. Rio is also known as Riolus Blast.

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Rio Mavuba is a soccer player for the Lille OSC, FC Girondins de Bordeaux, Villarreal CF, France national under-21 football team, and France national football team. Rio was born on March 8th, 1984.

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Rio was born on June 11th, 1988 in Saitama Prefecture.

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Rio Reiser was a folk rock and proto-punk musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1970 to 1996. Rio was given the name Ralph Christian Möbius on January 9th, 1950. He died on August 20th, 1996.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rio

Alberto was born on May 25th, 1977 in San Luis Potosí City, Mexico. Alberto is also known as Dos Caras Jr.; Rodríguez, Alberto; Banderas, and Alberto; Dorado; Dos; Dos Caras; El Dorado; El Hijo de Dos Caras.

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Bianca Del Rio is an actor, insult comedian, costume designer, and drag queen.He was most prominent from 1993 to present. Bianca was given the name Roy Haylock on June 27th, 1975 in New Orleans.

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Dolores del Río was an actress and singer. Her career lasted from 1925 to 1925. Dolores was given the name María de los Dolores Asúnsolo López-Negrete on August 3rd, 1905 in Durango, Mexico. She left this life on April 11th, 1983.

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Vanessa was given the name Ana Maria Sanchez on March 31st, 1952 in Harlem, New York, U.S.

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Jack Del Rio is an american football player. Jack was born on April 4th, 1963 in Castro Valley, California.

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Blessed José Sánchez del Río was a saint. He holds the title Layman; martyr. Blessed was born on March 28th, 1913 in Sahuayo. He died on February 10th, 1928.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1920 5 0 5
1924 5 0 5
1930 8 8 0
1934 5 0 5
1956 5 0 5
1959 5 0 5
1968 6 0 6
1969 10 0 10
1970 5 0 5
1971 8 0 8
1972 6 0 6
1973 8 0 8
1974 13 0 13
1975 13 0 13
1976 8 0 8
1977 11 0 11
1978 15 0 15
1979 10 0 10
1980 12 0 12
1981 13 0 13
1982 7 0 7
1983 32 16 16
1984 35 13 22
1985 41 22 19
1986 40 21 19
1987 37 14 23
1988 43 13 30
1989 51 21 30
1990 64 29 35
1991 89 47 42
1992 78 44 34
1993 87 49 38
1994 75 36 39
1995 91 45 46
1996 89 44 45
1997 85 43 42
1998 94 44 50
1999 79 39 40
2000 100 38 62
2001 90 42 48
2002 85 33 52
2003 104 56 48
2004 105 41 64
2005 106 47 59
2006 116 49 67
2007 134 54 80
2008 137 59 78
2009 145 68 77
2010 168 58 110
2011 155 56 99
2012 151 51 100
2013 139 43 96
2014 149 45 104
2015 141 38 103
2016 194 61 133
2017 177 50 127

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Popularity of Rio as a first name

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Popularity of Rio as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rio U.S.
  White 57.05% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 8.41% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.15% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 30.99% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rio

People with the last name Rio are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Rio

  • How Popular is the name Rio? Rio is the 4,591st most popular name of all time. As a last name Rio was the 17,726th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rio have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,684 babies born with the first name Rio in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rio to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rio? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1920 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Rio first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rio is Sunday, November 25th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Rio born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rio was in 2016 with a total of 133 babies.
  • Random Rio Factoid: According to the 1993 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rio is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 8 babies in California have the same name as you in 1993.
  • Weird things about the name Rio: Your name in reverse order is Oir. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iro. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rio? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,581 people with the last name Rio.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rio? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rio as their last name since less than 1 person in 185k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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