Gender: Female Meaning of Rihanna: "sweet basil" Origin of Rihanna: Arabic

Rihanna Origin and Meaning

The name Rihanna is a girl's name meaning "sweet basil".

Rihanna, the name of the Barbados-born singer, whose birth name was Robyn Rihanna, attracted a fair number of parents for several years, but has now declined to Number 830. It has also generated several spelling variations.

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paulapuddephatt Says:


Same here, on both points 😃

paulapuddephatt Says:


Too associated with the singer. Rhiannon is one of my favourite names, and I also love Rhianne. I will stick with those two, but mainly Rhiannon.

amberdaydream Says:


I can only really picture this name on the singer. I prefer Rhiannon.