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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daire "fruitful, fertile." The Brown Bull of Cooley (read the legend) was owned by Daire Mac Fiachna, and his refusal to sell his bull to Queen Maebh was part of the reason for the fight between the provinces of Ulster and Connacht. At present it is a very popular name in Ireland with all four spellings and it is often used as a girl’s name with the spellings Daire and Dara.