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

Rio Origin and Meaning

The name Rio is a girl's name of Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese origin meaning "place of the cherry blossoms".

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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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.