Usage: Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Pronounced: hri-AN-ahn (Welsh), ree-AN-un (English), REE-an-un (English)
Derived from Old Celtic Rigantona meaning "great queen". In Welsh mythology Rhiannon
was the goddess of fertility and the moon. This name is also borne by a princess in Welsh legends, the wife of Pwyll.
I have no idea how the baby name books/sites made the leap from "great queen" to "witch". My own not-so-accurate baby name book says it means "witch, goddess", and I can understand assigning the (nonexistant) meaning of "goddess" based on Rhiannon
actually being a goddess, but "witch" baffles me.MirandaEDIT
: Punctuation. Damn new keyboard...