"divine queen"

Rhiannon Origin and Meaning

The name Rhiannon is a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "divine queen".

Most of us had never heard this lovely Welsh name with links to the moon until we heard the 1976 smash hit Fleetwood Mac song of that name, with lyrics by Stevie Nicks. That same year it popped onto the U.S. Top 1000 at Number 593.

After giving his four boys extreme rebel names, director Robert Rodriguez bestowed this sweet name on his first daughter.

According to Celtic legend, Rhiannon's birds sang more sweetly than any others; she herself was known for being forthright and witty.

Rihanna looks similar but is unrelated.

# in the US

Rhiannon Rank in US Top 1000

# 468 on Nameberry

Rhiannon Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Rhiannon Popularity

Famous People Named Rhiannon

  • Rhiannon Marie FishAustralian actress
  • Rhiannon GiddensAmerican musician of band Carolina Chocolate Drops
  • Rhiannon JeffreyAmerican swimmer
  • Rhiannon Leigh WrynAmerican actress
  • Rhiannon Sarah Margaret DrakeEnglish actress
  • Rhiannon LassiterEnglish novelist
  • Rhiannon McGavinAmerican poet and Youth Poet Laureate for Los Angeles' Get Lit Poet Organization
  • Rhiannon Elizabeth Rodriguez (b. 2006)daughter of director Robert Rodriguez

Rhiannon in Pop Culture

  • 'Rhiannon' song by Fleetwood Mac
  • Rhiannon Abernathycharacter in film "Easy A"
  • Rhiannon LawrenceTopanga's mom on TV's "Boy Meets World"
  • Rhiannon Marcuscharacter on TV's "Party of Five"
  • Rhiannoncharacter in "Every Day" by David Levithan
  • Rhiannon MacCallancharacter in the Partholon series by PC Cast
  • Rhiannon Batescharacter on Australian soap "Neighbours"
  • Related: RhianRhianwen, Riona (Rioghnach)
  • Rhiannoncharacter in Melody Carlson's "Carter House Girls"