Origin: Latin, Japanese, Greek
莉央 (Japanese) Rio "jasmine + center"
莉緒 (Japanese) Rio "jasmine + thread"
莉桜 (Japanese) Rio "jasmine + cherry blossom"
里央 (Japanese) Rio "village + center"
里緒 (Japanese) Rio "village + thread"
里桜 (Japanese) Rio "village + cherry blossom"
Meaning: the Spanish and Portuguese word for "river" derived from Latin rivus (brook, stream). The city of Rio de Janeiro is the name of a city in Brazil.
Rio is also a Japanese feminine name with various meanings depending on the kanji used. It could mean 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).
Rio is also the name of a town in Greece though the name is a short form of Rhion derived from Greek meaning "jutting part".
- Ryo (a variant transcription of Spanish & Portuguese Rio, though it's also a Japanese masculine name as well)