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Rhiain Meaning and Origin

Rhiain is a girl’s name of Welsh origin meaning “queen.” The name Rhiain is derived from the Welsh name “Rhiannon,” which is composed of two elements: “rhi” meaning “great” or “divine” and “annon” meaning “beautiful” or “fair.” Therefore, Rhiain/Rhiannon can be interpreted as “great queen” or “divine queen.” Rhiannon is a significant figure in Welsh mythology. She appears in the Mabinogion, a collection of Welsh tales, where she is portrayed as a powerful and enchanting figure associated with horses and birds. Rhiannon is often depicted as a goddess or a queen, known for her beauty, grace, and magical abilities. While Rhiannon is a well-known name, the variant spelling “Rhiain” might be less common. The pronunciation of Rhiain can differ based on accents and personal preferences. As a guideline, it is commonly pronounced as ree-AIN or ree-ANN.

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