"place of the cherry blossoms"

Rio Origin and Meaning

The name Rio is a girl's name of Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese origin meaning "place of the cherry blossoms".

Rio is one of Japan's most popular girls names, constantly sitting in that country's Top 10. Of course, Rio may also stem from the Portuguese and Spanish word for river, and the Brazilian city Rio de Janeiro. A truly international name for a cosmopolitan baby!

# 863 on Nameberry

Rio Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Rio Popularity

Famous People Named Rio

  • Rio Laura Hudsongranddaughter of Goldie Hawn
  • Rio FujiiJapanese pop singer and former member of Kobushi Factory
  • Rio Stella Sanedaughter of footballer Leroy Sane

Rio in Pop Culture

  • "Rio" Duran Duran song and album
  • "Rio" 2011 animated comedy film featuring birds, set in Rio de Janeiro
  • Riomain character in Ally Condie's "Atlantia"
  • Rio de JaneiroBrazilian city
  • RioPortuguese word for "River"