The name Rio is of Spanish origin and is considered to be a gender-neutral name. The meaning of Rio is ‘river’ and ‘jasmine’. According to its Japanese origin, the meaning of the name is ‘a place of cherry blossoms’. The name is shared by the famous city Rio de Janeiro, it is famous for its architecture of famous churches and buildings, it is also famous as a tourist site and for its carnivals and festivals. The name is also shared by Rio Gavin Ferdinand who is a former English footballer and played for the England national team, Leeds United, Manchester United, and Queen Park Rangers.