Rioghnach, also spelled Ríoghnach, is a girl’s name of Irish origin meaning “queenly.” It derives from rígan, the Old Irish word for “queen.” An apt name for your little royal! According to some sources, Ríoghnach was a wife of Niall of the Nine Hostages, a semi-legendary Irish king. There was also a Saint Ríoghnach, the sister of Saint Finnian of Clonard, who has a feast day on the 18th of December. Variants of this name include Ríghnach and Ríonach.

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