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The first name 

Riah is a female first name. In very rare cases it is also used for boys.

When two girls called Riah meet...

… it’s a special occasion. That’s because the name Riah is quite rare in the US. While it’s still a name in use, lately, only approximately 2 out of 100,000 girls have been named Riah. In the SmartGenius ranking, Riah is #4,496 on the list of most common girls names. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Riah.

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Riah -
at home in California and Texas

Meeting a woman or girl named Riah is something really special. Out of all 50 states, women and girls named Riah can be found in only two: California and Texas. No other state currently has residents named Riah. However, we must admit that a given name is only included in a state’s official statistics if there are at least five people with that name living in that state – so it’s quite possible that there are still a few women and girls called Riah living in one state or another (if your name is Riah and you live outside of California or Texas, we’d really appreciate it if you’d let us know so we can refine our statistics even further). Either way, the name is quite rare. The best chance of meeting a Riah is in California, as there live more women and girls with this name in relation to the population than in any other state. But even here in California, only 0.00008% of all female residents are named Riah – that’s just one in 1,242,743! And even in all these states combined there are only a total of 19 women with that name. So, if your name is Riah, chances are you will never meet another woman with your beautiful first name.

Riah has 4 letters 
and begins with an R

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter R is neither particularly common nor particularly rare as a first letter for girls' names: 4.1% of all common girls' names in the US begin with this letter. The most common first letters of girls' names are A and S, while X and U are the least common initials of girls' names.

With four letters, the name Riah is shorter than most other given names. In fact, only 5.5% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly four letters. Just 1.2% of all first names are even shorter, while 93% consist of more than four letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

Thus, it follows that if 4.1% of all girls' names start with an R, this initial letter occurs about as often as all 26 letters on average. And maybe interesting to know: Rebecca is the girls’ name starting with R, which is the most common of all.

Other names with 
R, i, a and h

If you take all the letters in the name Riah – R, i, a and h – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Rhia or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Riah

If your name is Riah and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Riah

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Riah, you can simply say:





This is how the name Riah is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Riah in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Riah

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Riah is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Riah

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Riah sounds like this: