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Rio is a man's name? Well Duran Duran's famous song "Rio" was about a woman called Rio ("Her name is Rio and she dances in the sand...."). So can it be a girls name.
-- cyndi  3/23/2005
Also 80's singer Yess (she sings "the only way is up" by the way) has a daughter called Rio.
-- cyndi  3/23/2005
Rio Ferdinand is a famous football player in the UK. He plays for Manchester United.
-- aggy  4/12/2006
If I have a daughter, I want to name her Rio. I think that it is such a lovely name, along with it being a beautiful Duran Duran song. :)
-- khaotickharma  4/24/2006
Quite pathetic and again, not a given name.
-- bananarama  3/29/2009
Rio Pacheco is one of the main characters of the 80s TV show "Jem and the Holograms".
-- CarolinW  3/18/2010
A movie called Rio is coming out about parrots or some tropical birds trying to get to Rio de Janeiro. I'm not sure but I think the main character bird is named Rio too. So now I picture a blue parrot with the name Rio.
-- jeannie.  3/3/2011
Love it. Only on a boy though.
-- FlakyMatt  6/19/2011
I like this name for a boy. It would only look good on a Hispanic boy though. It's pretty cute and I can see a middle aged or elder man with it too:)
-- Anonymous User  1/2/2012
I am Brazilian, and even though I've enjoyed visiting Rio de Janeiro, I don't think I'd name my kid after it. It would look ridiculous. Besides, to a lot of people, "Rio" reminds them of Hollywood's weird image of Brazil - you know, soccer, favelas, and women wearing fruit hats.
-- Buneary  10/21/2012
I find the name Rio pathetic and uninspiring. It sounds puny compared to the name Leo.
-- Anonymous User  11/7/2014
I seriously don't know what the heck I was thinking before because I REALLY ♥ the name Rio for a boy now! I adore both the names Leo and Rio equally. :D.
-- Anonymous User  8/30/2015
I really like the name Rio for a girl. It sounds exotic and it does bring back memories of the song by Duran Duran. If you're Spanish, maybe you only view it as a boy's name. I'm not Spanish and don't think of River. Rio is a very popular name for girls in Japan, which translates to "Jasmine" in English. So, view it how you wish. I picture it as a beautiful girls name.
-- g4mobile  2/17/2015
Who would name their kid after the capital of a country with such a patriarchal, misogynistic culture?
-- TyrannosaurusRegina  10/1/2015
I went to school with a male classmate named this and his name was said just like "Leo" except with an "R" instead of an "L"
-- Anonymous User  4/27/2016
The name Rio was given to 103 boys born in the US in 2015.
-- HerculePoirot  6/22/2016
My daughter's name is Rio. People around here really love it. She loves it too. She likes being unique. She has told me numerous times how glad she is that I did not name her a normal name like Chelsea or Britney etc. My daughter is in her early twenties so she's not a little girl, so it's not like she doesn't understand that her name is different than other people. And to tell the truth, I don't think you could pay that kid to change her name. She loves it
-- Lee77  12/8/2016

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