Riona

Meaning of the name Riona. Listen and learn how to pronounce Riona so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.

MEANING: From rionach meaning “queenly.” In legend Rionach was the wife of “Niall of the Nine Hostages” (read the legend) and as such is the maternal ancestor of many of the great Irish family dynasties.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Riona Rionach

PRONUNCIATION: ree + in + ock”

ENGLISH: Riona

AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Riona and read along with the meaning)

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