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Gender: Girl Meaning: Great Goddess Origin: Welsh Pronunciation: REE an Related Names: Reeanne, Rhiann, Rhianne

Rhian: Popularity

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4685th most popular girls name in the UK

36 recorded births
in 2012

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Additional information about the name Rhian:

Rhian is the short form of the feminine name Rhiannon which is of Welsh origin and is said to mean ‘Great Goddess’. It is a name found in Celtic mythology for a Goddess of horses. Although a very popular name in Wales, the name and its variants are only just starting to spread outside Wales. The name may be popularised by its similarity with the name of R&B singer Rihanna.

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