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Not as unique or fairytale-sounding a name as some might think; is very, very common in Wales.
-- Anonymous User  5/11/2005
Beautiful and unique with a great meaning.
-- trayc53  7/30/2005
I think this name is for someone who is fun-loving and boisterous yet clever and sweet.
-- wiswina  8/16/2005
Rhiannon is also a song by Fleetwood Mac, lyrics written by Stevie Nicks.
-- mtiina  9/1/2005
I have only met one person named Rhiannon. I think it's a unique and beautiful name.
-- Piper333  9/25/2005
Rhiannon is also known in different mythologies as the Tripple Goddess. She is also known from the fame of The Birds of Rhiannon.
-- Anonymous User  11/20/2005
My name is Rhiannon and I used to hate it but now I really like it. It's unique and beautiful. Many people shorten my name to Nannon.
-- nannon  11/24/2005
I have heard Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks sing Rhiannon live in concert and it is an amazing song and a lovely name. But not too many peope know how to pronounce it, I have noticed.
-- Aleksandra Rhiannon  12/8/2005
My name is Rhiannon, I like it because it is unique and it sounds different from other names.
-- rhiannon4  3/29/2006
It is pronounced Rhi-ah-NON but most people I know apart from family never pronounce or spell it right I usually end up with it shortened to 'Rhi' a lot of people call me Rhianna or Rhi-ah-NUN which I am used to although it is incorrect. The actual pronunciation comes with the Welsh accent. Rhiannon is a character in the Mabinogion.
-- Rhiannon_16  3/29/2006
This is SUCH a beautiful name! It may be common in Wales, but it is VERY rare in the USA!
-- Anonymous User  4/14/2006
Since in Welsh the accent is on the second to last syllable, that would make the pronunciation something like "rhi-AH-non".
-- websurfer  4/15/2006
I have always liked the sound of this name. It is exotic and pretty, an unusual name in a good way.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
My family is Welsh and the correct Welsh pronunciation is Rhi-ah-NON. Most English people pronounce it Rhi-ah-nun because of the unusual name ending (with the 'non'). I also have a lot of difficulty getting people to spell it correctly, most people not realising the silent 'h'. It's an unusual name if you are away from Wales.
-- Rhiannon_16  5/9/2006
Rhiannon was Merlin's long lost sister in the book trilogy "The Lost Years of Merlin" by T. A. Barron.
-- Anonymous User  6/13/2006
My middle name is Rhiannon, and I love it. It is so unique, I've never met any one with this name. It sounds very pretty and feminine.
-- Anonymous User  7/12/2006
Rhiannon appeared on the top 1000 list in 1970. Its most popular year was 2003 where it ranked 584.
-- Anonymous User  9/25/2006
I really don't like the name 'Rhiannon'. I find it quite tacky to be honest. I know only one person called Rhiannon, and I don't like her, so maybe that's clouding my judgement.
-- Surreal  10/15/2006
Yep, I've known a fair few Rhiannons and Rhians, and I live in Wales. In the Welsh alphabet, technically "rh" is counted as one letter.
-- heresthereasonwhy  10/16/2006
I knew a girl named Rhiannon who went by Ronnie. I never really understood why - to me, Rhiannon sounds feminine and lyrical and Ronnie sounds like a big, burly man.
-- Anonymous User  10/31/2006
Topanga's mom on Boy Meets World is name Rhiannon. I like it.
-- septsweetie99  11/16/2006
A lot of people have been saying this name is beautiful and unique, but when I think of this name I think of bad fantasy novels, which generally have a character with this name. People should realize that using Welsh or Irish names for their children or characters is tacky, and it's becoming far too common. It may seem unique now, but everyone else thinks so too, so soon everyone will be named that.
-- Anonymous User  12/15/2006
I'm not sure why naming a child or book character Rhiannon or other Welsh names should be tacky? Rhiannon is a beautiful name with nothing tacky about it.

I'd much rather see two Rhiannons than any number of Madisons or MacKenzies any day.
-- Townzell  4/10/2008
What on earth is "tacky" about Irish / Welsh names? Are these not 'real' cultures to you or something? Maybe (s)he is saying Irish names are too popular, even among non-Irish people, these days. But even so.

Rhiannon is a lovely name, unusual (at least where I live, the US) but legit.
-- Katheros  7/20/2008
Excuse me? Irish and Welsh names are *tacky*?! As a member of both cultures, I find your comment very offensive and borderline ridiculous. My first name is Irish - Sophannagh - and my middle name is Welsh - Bethan. I LIKE my name, and it reflects both my cultures (my dad is Welsh; I live in Ireland). Welsh and Irish names can be overused, yes (*cough* Caitlin *cough*), but not all of them are, and they aren't TACKY. Rhiannon is a beautiful, classic name. You want a tacky name? Go look at Maddysynn or Mikennzee or Nevaeh or any of those other abominations out there.
-- Sophannagh  12/31/2008
Rhiannon Lassiter - author of such books as 'Hex trilogy', 'Waking Dream', 'The Supernatural' and 'Lines in the Sand', and daughter to fellow author Mary Hoffman - is a bearer of this name. She's a really talented writer, and writes for teens.
-- Surreal  12/27/2006
This name is beautiful, fresh, strong and feminine. I wish it were my name.
-- laney  1/6/2007
I know a girl with this name and I am always jealous of her being so unique compared to my name! Nice name anyway.
-- Anonymous User  2/2/2007
Rather interesting.
-- Anonymous User  2/12/2007
The only Rhiannon I've ever known went by the nickname Rio. So essentially, from a 70s song to an 80s song.
-- Anonymous User  4/30/2007
Me and my daughter's middle names are Rhiannon. I didn't like it when I was a kid because I couldnt spell it and it was so different but now I really like it. It's still not all that common either. But I do hear the Fleetwood Mac song when I'm out and about and that's pretty cool!
-- Sarah Rhiannon  6/13/2007
This is a very pretty name but it reminds me of when Brian Regan was talking about names that are hard to say and says his name as Brianananan, it sounds like if you say "on" enough times you just might get the name right. Rhianonononon!
-- Anonymous User  11/17/2007
I find Rhiannon to be a very beautiful, mystical name that ages well. Almost my name, for the song by Fleetwood Mac. I would love to give this name to a daughter.
-- Belle  3/4/2008
You can also spell it as Rihannon. It looks better to me personally and it is pronounced the same.
-- EWAZ  4/12/2008
This is a really cool and beautiful name, but a bit too popular in Britain. It sounds a tad edgy and spunky without being too youthful, and it's not too girly either. I picture this on a gorgeous woman with dark hair.
-- slight night shiver  5/3/2008
It is pronounced ree-an-on in Wales and ree-an-ern in England. I'm half Welsh half English so I get both. Most English people can't spell it or if they see it written can't say it. And they all try calling me Ree, which really bugs me, or Rhianna, I wouldn't mind until they started saying umbrella. And it means princess and goddess.
-- fullmetal  6/10/2008
Pronounced "ree-ahn-nawn".
-- Emilie007  9/1/2008
If you're an American, yes. For everyone else, it is pronounced correctly as "Ree-ann-inn".
-- Anonymous User  10/8/2008
It's certainly a lovely name and I love its spelling and pronunciation, but I find it funny how some people think this name is so "unique and different". It's quite common in Wales, and it isn't too extraordinarily different.
-- emmiix3  3/29/2009
My best friend's full name is Rhiannon, although she's commonly called Rhia. I don't know if Rhia is a frequent nickname to this name, but I like it. :)
-- Anonymous User  4/29/2009
I think it's very strong and good name.
-- Anonymous User  9/15/2009
I think it's ugly, Fleetwood Mac sucks, and I could see it on dumb and annoying people.
-- Aureliano  2/28/2010
My cousin's name is Rhiannon (we say it Ree-ann-in and we're American) and I've always loved her name. It's so pretty. I've considered naming my daughter this.
-- Daenerys  6/7/2010
Rhiannon Davies was the sister of Torchwood member Ianto Jones in the BBC program, Torchwood.
-- Anonymous User  8/7/2010
I love this name, and I have ever since I was little. It's mysterious and uncommon but not too weird. I want to name one of my children this.
-- Chrila96  9/11/2010
Is it just me, or is this name on EVERYBODY'S name list? I personally hate it. What makes it so great, people?
-- Anonymous User  11/30/2010
I abhor hearing this name pronounced "ree annon" - this is incorrect. Rh is one letter in Welsh and is never pronounced "ree". As a fluent Welsh speaker, I find it annoying - and this is my middle name. I believe people should check meanings and correct pronunciation before naming their children.
-- Angharad P  12/23/2010
Rhiannon Leigh Wryn, a child actor who was in the 2007 movie, The Last Mimzy. And to the above poster: It isn't the parent's fault if someone else pronounces their child's name wrong.
-- megi99  3/17/2011
To be quite honest, I do not think that "Rhiannon" is a very suitable name for this time and age. I am speaking for the United States-- and here, unfortunately, if you were not of Welsh heritage with a surname to match it may very well be seen as "ghetto," "kre8tiv" (in other words: made-up).

As a general rule, I believe that there is an increasingly short list of acceptable mythologic titles. Regrettably or not, this may be one of those names... out of country, most of all.

Having said that: Overall, I truly think that it is decent (considering the horrid names available). But the pronunciation dulls it incredibly.
-- Francesca  4/29/2011
A Welsh name originally meaning 'she who inspires' although it came to mean 'queen-like' or 'leader' as it was often given to the first daughter.
-- kai-kaiden  7/9/2011
This is a very ugly name. I don't often refer to a name as ugly but it sounds terrible, looks terrible, and I would not want to meet someone with this name. Yuck.
-- GibsonGirl  8/30/2011
My name is Rhiannon and I love it.. I have never met another person with my name. It is unique and not tacky at all. I often get complemented on how beautiful and unique my name is.
-- poolerisk  10/16/2011
Rhiannon Leigh Wryn (born 2000 in Los Angeles, California) is an American child actress.
-- Anonymous User  8/10/2012
I Love my name it is not tacky by any means it's not very popular in Scotland but I have met 3 other people with the same name as me one of them goes to the school I used to go to which was a surprise but we all love our name and we all have black hair which is pretty cool :)
-- Anonymous User  12/19/2012
This name is cool sounding. Very modern and edgy. I like how unique and rare it sounds. Never met a Rhiannon before..
-- Rinaeden  2/7/2013
Rhiannon is the name of a song by the band " BEST COAST"
-- Anonymous User  2/7/2013
A very beautiful name, giving off the impression of the Round Table age, in my opinion. It has definitely found a place in one of my novels.
-- Strangak  6/15/2013
My name is Rhiannon and I hate it. Most people call me Rhi now, because Rhiannon is so tacky and twee and bleurgggh! I hate Fleetwood Mac, but my dad doesn't so I got named after the worst song in HISTORY! At least I didn't get called Funky Town...
-- Anonymous User  12/9/2013
I have one student named this and I must say she is the sweetest most well mannered young lady. The name I was iffy about but at least it's better than the massive amount of Addison's.
-- MeggieCamille  12/15/2013
I'd say naming your daughter this might be equivalent to naming your son Hercules.
-- AppleM32  1/13/2014
I must be in the minority, I think this name is uglier than hell.
-- Hussien  6/1/2014
In Australia there's a well-known politician who took Rhiannon as her surname. She is Senator Lee Rhiannon whose original surname was Brown. As far as I'm aware she has no Welsh heritage but adopted the name because she likes it and because choosing a feminine name as a surname fitted her feminist principles.
-- Just Jonquil  3/15/2015
It's pronounced Rhi ann non. My names Rhiannon but I'm usually called Non or Rhi. I hate when my names is pronounced Rhi ann nun! It's incorrect and annoying.
-- NonQ  6/9/2015
Oh my God this is such a beautiful Welsh name! I had no idea it meant "great queen"! :o The name Rhiannon ROCKS! :D.
-- Anonymous User  7/31/2015
My name is Rhiannon and I love it. I often get complimented on it about how unique it is. I am the only Rhiannon that I know of. The only thing I do not like is that I am often called "Ree-an-nin" or "Bri-a'nuh" which makes me quiet annoyed. I love how unique it is in the USA.
-- Anonymous User  9/26/2015
My name is Rhiannon! And for all the people that are putting rude comments up
saying that Rhiannon is an ugly name either have had a personal issue with
someone named Rhiannon or have never met one before so the sound of it
to them just doesn't sound normal. My story is, my dad loved the band Fleetwood
Mac! Stevie Nicks fan all the way! For some of you young people that don't know
Fleetwood Mac is a band and Stevie Nicks is A WOMAN whose the lead singer in
the band. As soon as my dad heard that song, he fell in Love with it. He told my mom
If he ever had a daughter that would be her name! Then I came along! Yes it's hard
to spell when you are a kid, what name isn't? ! Yes it's been mispronounced most
of my life, but you get use to it. And when someone is able to say it right the first
time, it's an amazing feeling! I feel as if Sarah, Ashley, John, or Michael etc. are
UGLY NAMES. Those kind of names are So Common! So Basic! So BORING!
At least with the name Rhiannon you make people work for trying to pronounce it
right. And when they do you can see it in their eyes that they are happy they got it
right the first time! Rhiannon is one heck of a beautiful name! And for all you people
down grading it, just shows how BORING AND UGLY you are yourselves.
I get compliments on my name at work everyday, when I go into a store and have
to show my I.D. I get asked how to pronounce it everytime and when I do
I get a smile and someone saying that's a very beautiful name.
To all the Rhiannon's out there; don't let these mindless fools tell you different.
They are just jealous. Like I said in the beginning, they either have a personal
problem with a Rhiannon they know or they just have never met someone with the name nor have even seen the name
before. Rhiannon is an amazing name! Don't ever forget that!
-- RhiBreeRu  11/3/2015

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