Rio

Rio - A very unique male name



  May 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Rio, meaning river, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1977 on position #2223. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Rio and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Rio? 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 Rio. The baby boy name Rio was given to 50 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1611 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 32,821 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Rio peaked in popularity 9 years ago in 2010 on position 1556.



Famous with this name

Rio Uchida
Rio Matsumoto
Rio Alexander


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Rio is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Rio is currently topping the baby name charts in Washington at position #795 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #1,646.

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 Rio is where you live.


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Rio origin and meaning

Rio is a 3 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means river. To see famous people named Rio, pop culture references for the name Rio and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Rio

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

Roy / Ray / Rory / Rey / Ryu / Ryo / Rui / Rhea / Rei / Royer /

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
20121611
20111780
20101556
20092249
20081913
20071841
20062010
20052159
20042245
20032811
20022116
20012608
20001736
19991970
19981992
19972803
19962125
19951814
19942608
19932576
19922389
19912993
19902431
19893346
19882358
19872822
19862753
19852637
19832015
19772223

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Washington795
California1081
Florida1386
New York1416
Texas1646

Even more about Rio


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 Rio 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 male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Rio?

1 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
2010
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Rio
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 32,821
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1977
2012 births +50

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