Rio, Ryou


Origin: Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese

Meaning: river in Portuguese and Spanish; various meanings for the feminine form of Japanense Rio such as jasmine center (莉 央), jasmine thread (莉 緒) jasmine cherry blossom (莉 桜); or village center (里 央), village thread (里緒), or village cherry blossom (里 桜)

For male name Ryou the meanings become: cool, refreshing  (涼); distant 遼 ); reality ( 諒 )

Rio is both a Japanese female name as well as a Spanish and Portuguese word meaning “river”. Spelled Ryou, it’s also a Japanese male name with meanings of “cool, refreshing”, “distant”, or “reality”

Variants: Ryo (either a variant of Spanish and Portuguese Rio, or a variant transcription of Ryou)


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