Rio or Río is the Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, and Maltese word for "river". When spoken on its own, the word often means Rio de Janeiro, a major city in Brazil. Rio or Río may also refer to:

Arts, entertainment, and media

Fictional characters

* Rio (''Shaman King''), a character in the anime series ''Shaman King'' * Rio, the main villain from ''Juken Sentai Gekiranger'', a 2007 Japanese tokusatsu television series * Rio, a character in the web-show ''NX Files'', running since 2005 * Rio Hinayama, a character in ''To Heart'', a 1997 visual novel * Rio Kastle, a character in the anime series ''Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal'' * Rio Nakamura, a character in the anime series ''Assassination Classroom'' * Rio "Rollins" Tachibana, a character who appears in the ''Rio: Rainbow Gate'' anime, as well as some titles in the ''Dead or Alive'' video games * Rio Wellard, a character from ''The Story of Tracy Beaker'' series 4-5, portrayed by Craig Roberts * Rio (''Money Heist''), a code-name for a character in Netflix series ''Money Heist'' * Rio Futaba (双葉 理央), one of the main characters of the light novel and anime series Seishun Buta Yarō * the name of a Lake District town in Swallows and Amazons, an English children's novel


* ''Rio'' (1939 film), starring Basil Rathbone * ''Rio'' (2011 film), a 2011 animated film from 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios ** ''Rio 2'', the 2014 sequel


* ''Rio'' (video game), the 2011 tie-in game for Nintendo DS, Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360 * ''Angry Birds Rio'', an edition of the game ''Angry Birds'' tying into the release of ''Rio''



* ''Río'' (Aterciopelados album), 2008 album by the band Aterciopelados * ''Rio'' (Uri Caine album), a 2001 album by Uri Caine * ''Rio'' (Duran Duran album), a 1982 album by the new wave/rock group Duran Duran * ''Rio'' (Keith Jarrett album), a 2011 jazz album by Keith Jarrett * ''Rio'' (Joyce album) * ''Rio'' (Lee Ritenour album), a 1979 jazz album by Lee Ritenour * ''Rock in Rio'' (album), a 2001 live album recorded in Brazil by the rock group Iron Maiden * ''Rush in Rio'', a 2003 live album by the rock group Rush


* "Rio" (song), the title song from the above Duran Duran album * "Rio", a song by Hey Marseilles which appears on their 2008 album "To Travels & Trunks" * "Rio", a song by Michael Nesmith which appears on his 1977 album ''From a Radio Engine to the Photon Wing'' * "Rio" (Ledri Vula song), a song by Albanian rapper Ledri Vula

Other uses in music

* R.I.O. (band), a German dance band * Los del Río, the Spanish music duo that gained international fame for their 1995 song "Macarena" * Rock in Opposition, or RIO, a musical movement in the 1970s * Rock in Rio, a series of music festivals held in Brazil and Portugal

Television and anime

* "Rio" (''CSI: Miami''), the first episode in Season 5 (September 2006) of the American television program ''CSI: Miami'' * ''Rio: Rainbow Gate!'', a 2011 anime series based on a pachinko franchise by Tecmo

Businesses and organizations

* Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, several institutes in India * Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino, a resort in Las Vegas, US, that opened in 1990 * Rio Convention, one of several commonly used "Rio" nicknames for the 1992 Convention on Biological Diversity * Rio Group, founded 1986, an international organization of Latin American states * RIO Models, diecast miniature cars made in Italy * Rio Tinto Group, a multinational mining and resources group founded in 1873


Given name or nickname

* Rio Ferdinand (born 1978), English football player * Rio Haryanto (born 1993), Indonesian racing driver * Rio Matsumoto (born 1982), Japanese actress, model and singer * Rio Mavuba (born 1984), French football player * Rio Reiser (1950–1996), German singer *, Japanese writer *, Japanese swimmer * Rio Suzuki (born 2005), Japanese child actress * Tina Yuzuki (born 1986), also known as Rio, Japanese AV idol


* Al Rio (1962–2012), Brazilian comic book artist * Michel Rio (footballer) (born 1963), former French footballer * Michel Rio (born 1945), French writer and novelist * Patrice Rio (born 1948), former French footballer



* Río Bec, a Mayan archaeological site in Mexico * Río Bravo, Tamaulipas, a city in Mexico

United States

* Rio, a location in Deerpark, New York, US * Rio, Florida, a small town in Martin County, US * Rio, Georgia, an unincorporated community * Rio, Illinois, a village in Knox County, US * Rio, Virginia, a community in Albemarle County, US * Rio, West Virginia, a village in Hampshire County, US * Rio, Wisconsin, a village in Columbia County, US * El Río, Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, a barrio * Río Arriba, Añasco, Puerto Rico, a barrio * Río Arriba, Arecibo, Puerto Rico, a barrio * Río Arriba, Fajardo, Puerto Rico, a barrio * Río Arriba, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, a barrio * Río Abajo, Ceiba, Puerto Rico, a barrio * Río Abajo, Cidra, Puerto Rico, a barrio * Río Abajo, Humacao, Puerto Rico, a barrio * Río Abajo, Utuado, Puerto Rico, a barrio * Río Abajo, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, a barrio * Rio Creek, Wisconsin, an unincorporated community in Kewaunee County, US * Rio Grande Valley (Texas), a location in south Texas * RIO Washingtonian Center (also stylized as rio), a shopping center in Gaithersburg, Maryland, US


* Rio, Greece, a community in suburban Patras, Greece * Río Bravo, Suchitepéquez, a town in Guatemala * Rio do Sul, a town in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil * Rio Grande (disambiguation) * Río Muni, the mainland of Equatorial Guinea * Rio Tuba, a barrio in the province of Palawan, Philippines


* Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, a 1992 global sustainable development plan * Rio Protocol of 1942, which temporarily settled a border war between Peru and Ecuador * Rio Treaty or Rio Pact of 1947, more formally known as the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance

Roles and professions

* Radar Intercept Officer, or RIO * Railway Investigation Officer, or RIO, a rank in the Victoria Transit Patrol * Remote interface officer (RIO) Flight Controller, integrates communications between Mission Control Center Houston and other Space Centers


* Rio (digital audio players), a brand name of a line of digital audio players * Rio (windowing system), the windowing system for the Plan 9 from Bell Labs operating system * Kyocera Rio, or Kyocera E3100, a mobile phone * Reconfigurable Input/Output, or RIO, found in devices such as the CompactRIO * Winsock RIO extensions, part of the Winsock network API * Ford Del Rio, an American station wagon


Air transportation

* Avian Rio, a British hang glider * RIO, the IATA airport code for all airports near Rio de Janeiro


* Kia Rio, a 1999–present Korean subcompact car * Panther Rio, a 1975–1977 British full-size sedan * Premier Rio, a 2009–2018 Indian subcompact SUV * Ford Del Rio, a 1957–1958 American full-size station wagon

See also

* Del Rio (disambiguation) * Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) * Ríos (disambiguation) * Rive (disambiguation) * River (disambiguation) * Rivers (disambiguation) * Rivière (disambiguation) {{Disambiguation|geo|given name|surname Category:Japanese feminine given names