Gender: Female Meaning of Ria: "small river" Origin of Ria: Spanish

Ria Origin and Meaning

The name Ria is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "small river".

Short and feminine, Ria has a rhythmic flow.

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Isabella_188 Says:


Such a cute name! Especially as a nickname for Maria or Victoria!

TechnoKitten Says:


I usually don't like 3 letter names but this one is gorgeous and exotic.

Guest01 Says:


Ria is also a common Greek female "short name" used instead of Eleftheria (which means liberty, freedom in greek) and Sotiria (which means salvation in greek language). They are all beautiful names by the way! ;)

paulapuddephatt Says:


Lovely name, much prefer it to Mia. I love Rhiannon and Rhianne, and I was thinking that this might be a good nickname for either of those. I'm in love with the idea of Ava for Octavia, and realised that I had barely considered nicknames for Rhiannon or Rhianne, even though they've been favourite names of mine for years.

Britt/Bratt Says:


I thought it was Ree-uh (just like Rio), but with an -a. Ry-uh is a cute pronunciation though.

mellohorn20 Says:


I just assumed this was pronouned RY-uh. I have met one Ria and that is how she pronounced her name. Lovely name though.

Luísa Says:


Adorable. "He/she laughed" in Portuguese.

Essa Says:


Always reminds me of rear, like your bum. So for that reason I'd always choose Mia or Leah instead.

mill1020 Says:


I'd be worried that this name sounds too much like a truncated word for "loose stools".

Guest Says:


I knew a stunningly gorgeous girl named Maria who went by Ria, I love it!

L_Vamp Says:


I really like this name. It's what we call an "ocean river" in Spanish.