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

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.

Famous People Named Rio

Rio Gavin Ferdinand, English footballer
Rio Joseph Grillo (b. 2008), son of Wendy Moniz & Frank Grillo
Rio Atticus Dumont (b. 2008), son of musician Tom Dumont
Rocco Rio Reynolds (b. 2010), son of Jillian Barberie
Rio, nickname of actor River Phoenix

Pop Culture References for the name Rio

Rio de Janeiro, city in Brazil
Rio, Jerrica/Jem's boyfriend on animated series "Jem & the Holograms"
Rio, 2011 animated film about parrots set in Rio de Janeiro
Rio Wellard, character in book/TV series 'The Story of Tracy Beaker'