People Are Just Now Realizing What Rihanna's Last Name Is & Their Reactions Are Hilarious

September 21, 2017 by Samantha Peters
shefinds | Celebrity

We all have those questions that keep us up at night: What is the meaning of life, when will I meet my soulmate, and, of course, what is Rihanna’s real last name? Like icons Madonna and Cher, she can totally pull off the stand-alone moniker because she’s just that fabulous. But for those of you who don’t already know, Rihanna actually has a last name – and a different first name, too! The Barbadian beauty was born Rihanna Robyn Fenty.

Ringing any bells? Well, it should be, considering Fenty is the name behind both her new beauty brand and popular footwear line with Puma. And while we’re putting all the pieces together, it’s important to note that Rihanna isn’t the first celebrity to use her surname for business purposes – think brands like Coco Chanel and Christian Dior before her.

While die-hard RiRi fans are probably rolling their eyes right now, other folks are completely shook by the revelation. And their reactions are too good not to share.

It all starts out innocent enough….

And then the realization hits…


This is a lot to process.


While the information has been readily available for years online, others express what we’ve secretly all been thinking.


Yes, apparently it means you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade.

It looks like we didn’t know even the most basic thing about Rihanna. Time to start taking notes…

There are no words, only shame.

Yes JohnnyBlaze, this calls for the ultimate face palm. And even some skeleton emojis because RIP to everything we ever knew about life.


Mind blown indeed.

Everything is a little better knowing that Kim Kardashian really understands how we feel about the issue.

If this news has made you start to question your entire existence, though, don’t worry, you’re not alone.

Because people all over the Internet literally can’t right now.

Deep breaths, deep breaths.

If you call yourself a real fan, you may get some serious shade for not knowing this. But at the end of the day, I guess we’ll just have to lick our wounds and move on. It’s all we can really do at this point.

Even more fun facts about the singer’s name? Her middle name, Rihanna, is Arabic and means “sweet basil.” While we’ve known her by this name ever since she released her 2005 debut album Music in the Sun, the singer still goes by Robyn with close friends and family. “I get kind of numb to hearing Rihanna, Rihanna, Rihanna,” she has told Rolling Stone. “When I hear Robyn, I pay attention.”

And little did you know, you’ve probably been pronouncing her name wrong this whole time. According to the singer’s Instagram it’s Ri-Anna. The “H” is silent.

You learn something new every day.


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