GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: hri-AN-ahn (Welsh), ree-AN-ən (English), REE-ən-ən (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Derived from the old Celtic name 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. As an English name, it became popular due to the Fleetwood Mac song 'Rhiannon' (1976).
Related Names
VARIANTS: Rhianon, Riannon (Welsh), Reannon (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Rigantona (Celtic Mythology)
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