Riana is a beautiful baby girl’s name that has many different origins. Riana can mean “great or little queen”, “ice crack”, “love, affection village”, or “waterfall” depending on the culture of origin. Riana is a variant spelling of the name Rihanna which is shared by the famous pop star.

Meaning of the name Riana:

Welsh, Irish: great queen, little queen
Hungarian: ice crack
Japanese: love, affection village
Malagasy: waterfall

Origin of the name Riana:

Riana is a girl’s name of several origins. In Welsh and Irish Rianna means “great queen” or “little queen”. In Hungarian Riana is the term for the sound ice makes when it cracks. In Japanese Riana means “love, affection village”. In Malagasy Riana means “waterfall”.

Symbolism of the name Riana:

Riana is a name rich in symbolism. From the creativity of waterfalls, the strength of ice, love and affection, and the regal beauty and power of a queen.

Style of the name Riana:


Gender of the name Riana:

Riana is a girl's baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Riana:

ree-AN-ə, ree-AHN-ə

Number of syllables in the name Riana:


Emotion evoked from the name Riana:

Riana evokes feelings of beauty and grace.

Alternative spellings for the name Riana:

Reanna, Rhianna, Riana, Rihanna, Ryanna

Nicknames for the name Riana:

Popularity of the name Riana:

According to the Social Security Administration, Riana is an uncommon baby girl’s name that has never appeared in the top 1000 baby names.

Related names for the name Riana:

Great middle names for the name Riana and their meanings:

  • Elayne (shining light)
  • Jane (God is gracious)
  • Ivy (the plant, God is gracious)
  • Elodie (foreign riches)
  • Maeve (she who intoxicates)
  • Irene (peace)
  • Selene (moon)
  • Celeste (heavenly)

Famous people with the name Riana:

  • Riana Scheepers (South African children's author)
  • Riana Nel (Namibian singer-songwriter)
  • The Sacred Riana (Indonesian stage magician)
  • Riana Crehan (Australian TV personality and model)
  • Rihanna (American pop star)

Rianas in popular culture:

  • Riana (television, “Fairy Tale”)
  • Riana (television, “Spellbinder”)
  • Riana Rouge (video game, “Riana Rouge”)