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Gender: M Meaning of Rio: "river" Origin of Rio: Spanish

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Rio is a reductive ranchero place-name with an attractive Tex-Mex lilt. No Doubt's Tom Dumont has a son named Rio Atticus.

Also a South American place name, and associated with the Rio Grande, it's been used as a swaggering cowboy name in films spanning from a William S. Hart character in 1915 to Marlon Brando's in One-Eyed Jacks. It is occasionally used for a girl, as in the catchy Duran Duran song.

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Famous People Named Rio

Rio Wellard, Character of 'The Story Of Tracy Beaker'
Rio Atticus Dumont (b. 2008), Son of Tom Dumont
Rocco Rio Reynolds (b. 2010), Son of Jillian Barberie
Rio Gavin Ferdinand, English footballer currently playing at Manchester United

Pop Culture References for the Name Rio

Jerrica/Jem's boyfriend on Jem & The Holograms
Rio (2011 film), an animated comedy featuring birds, set in Rio de Janeiro

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