Rihanna

Rihanna - A very unique female name



  Mar 29,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Rihanna, meaning sweet basil, appeared on the charts for the first time in 2005 on position #2092. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Rihanna and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Rihanna? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Rihanna. The baby girl name Rihanna was given to 274 baby girls in 2012, ranking #821 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 5,158 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Rihanna peaked in popularity 9 years ago in 2008 on position 314.



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Rihanna is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Rihanna is currently topping the baby name charts in Mississippi at position #352 - and is the least popular in Ohio at position #1,369.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Rihanna is where you live.


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Rihanna origin and meaning

Rihanna is a 7 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means sweet basil. To see famous people named Rihanna, pop culture references for the name Rihanna and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Rihanna

We've found the following names that sound similar to Rihanna, sorted by popularity.

Renee / Ramona / Rena / Ryan / Rene / Rhiannon / Reyna / Renae / Reina / Raina /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012821
2011724
2010610
2009389
2008314
2007422
2006524
20052092

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Mississippi352
Florida511
Connecticut517
New Jersey553
New York571
Alabama588
Virginia721
Louisiana744
Washington751
Massachusetts790
North Carolina800
Pennsylvania831
California844
Michigan855
Texas868
Wisconsin902
Arizona946
Illinois959
Georgia1128
Indiana1163
Ohio1369

Even more about Rihanna


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Rihanna a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Rihanna?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2008
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Rihanna
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 5,158
Letter count 7
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 2005
2012 births +274

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