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Gender: Female Pronunciation: REE-oh Meaning of Rio: "place of the cherry blossoms" Origin of Rio: Japanese

The name Rio is a girl's name of Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese origin meaning "place of the cherry blossoms". Rio and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Themed Families..".

From the experts:

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!

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Famous People Named Rio

Rio Laura Hudson, granddaughter of Goldie Hawn
Rio Fujii, Japanese pop singer and former member of Kobushi Factory

Pop Culture References for the name Rio

"Rio," Duran Duran song and album
"Rio," 2011 animated comedy film featuring birds, set in Rio de Janeiro
Rio, main character in Ally Condie's "Atlantia"
Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian city
Rio, Portuguese word for "River"


priviledgedpistachios Says:


I love it! It could be such a nice nickname for Rhiannon

Marlz81 Says:


Such a spunky name:)

Guest Says:


Saucy! :D

Sweekune Says:


...and she dances on the sand! I like it but would have Duran Duran going around my head.