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

The name Rio is a boy's name of Spanish origin meaning "river". Rio and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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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.

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mother_dragons Says:


Be careful though- Reo is a way of saying "criminal" in Spanish

jan11th Says:


I also like Reo