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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Irish Name of the Day!

The name is given to boys as a mark of respect to the great Irish orator and patriot Robert Emmet who was a leader of the unsuccessful 1798 rebellion against the British. He was captured on August 25, 1803 and tried for high treason and sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered. When asked if he had any thing to say in response to this sentence Emmet gave what is considered to be one of the most moving speeches of the period: "…When my country takes her place among the nations of the earth, then, and not till then, let my epitaph be written. I have done."