[ 3 syll. ri-han-na, rih-a-nna ] The baby girl name Rihanna is pronounced as Riy-AEN-Naa †. Rihanna is used mostly in the English language, and it is of Welsh and Arabic origin. From Arabic roots, its meaning is sweet basil.
Rihanna is a variant spelling (English) of the English and Welsh name Rhianna.
Rihanna is also a derivative of the English name Rihana.
The English name Rihana is a derivative of Rihanna.
Rihanna is somewhat popular as a baby name for girls, and it is also considered rather trendy. The name has been rising in popularity since the 2000s; prior to that, it was of irregular use only. At the modest peak of its usage in 2008, 0.051% of baby girls were given the name Rihanna. Its ranking then was #311. In 2012, its usage was 0.017% and its ranking #830, and it was the most widely used out of all girl names in its group.
Baby names that sound like Rihanna include Rheana, Rheanna, Raewyn, Ramana, Ramani, Ramee, Ramiah, Ramona, Ranana, Rananah, Rawnee, Rayanna, Reanna, Reema, Reeney, Reeny, Rehema, Renana, Reuma, and Rhiana.
† Pronunciation for Rihanna: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"
A famous person named Rihanna is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, Singer, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, 20 February 1988, Saint Michael, Barbados.