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Ria began as the shortened form of Maria in Europe. It is also the word used for “river” in Spanish cultures. Ria spread to America because of its informalities. As of 2021, Ria is a top 4,300 option for girls.

Meaning of the name Ria:

German, Dutch: star of the sea
Spanish: river

Origin of the name Ria:

Ria is a multicultural name for girls. It began as the shortened form of Maria in Germany and the Netherlands. Maria is the Latin form of Mary, becoming popularized throughout Europe. Ria is also a Spanish baby name. It comes from the Spanish word “ria.” “Ria” translates to “river” in English.

Symbolism of the name Ria:

Ria has two different meanings. In Europe, it is the shortened form of Maria. It is most popular in Germany and the Netherlands, making it translate to “star of the sea.” In Spanish, Ria is a word and name. “Ria” translates to “river” in English.

Style of the name Ria:

Traditional

Gender of the name Ria:

Ria is a simple name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Ria:

REE-ah, REE-a, or REE-uh

Number of syllables in the name Ria:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Ria:

Ria is an informal and simple baby name. It is upbeat and fun-spirited.

Alternative spellings for the name Ria:

  • Raia
  • Rya
  • Reea
  • Reiah
  • Raiah

Nicknames for the name Ria:

Popularity of the name Ria:

Ria has no history on the top 1,000 list of the Social Security Popularity Index. As of 2021, Ria is a top 4,300 option. More specifically, it is number 4,272 for girls.

Related names for the name Ria:

Great middle names for Ria and their meanings:

  • Giselle (pledge, hostage)
  • Davine (beloved)
  • Janelle (God is merciful, God is gracious)
  • Corinne (beautiful maiden)
  • Mariel (star of the sea)
  • Annalise (grace of God, oath of God)
  • Jette (home ruler)
  • Ingrid (fair, Ing's beauty)

Famous people with the name Ria:

  • Ria Atayde (actress, “My Dear Heart”)

Rias in popular culture:

There are no pop culture references to the name Ria.