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Ríos or Rios are (Spanish, Portuguese, and Galician surnames). The name has numerous origins. In Germany, Italy, France, UK, and the Americas the Ríos surname can also be found in the history books. It literally means "rivers."pronounced: Ree-Oess.

The distinguished surname Ríos is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry which includes royals and nobles. Historians believe the Ríos family derived of the Royal House of Asturias. The original bearer of the name Ríos, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Northwestern Spain which is today's Galicia and Asturias. In the Middle Ages names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Ríos Family originally lived near a river. As early as the 10th Century the Ríos family has been involved in political reform, philosophy, mathematics, business, military, athletics, education, science, law, medicine, arts, architecture, literature, technology, inventions, and economic investments. The name was derived from the Spanish word "Rio",which meant river.

Some of the Ríos spelling variants are: Ríós, Ríos, Riós, Rios, de Ríos, de los Ríos, de Ríós, de los Ríós, de Rios, de los Rios, Ríó, Río, Rio, del Ríó, del Río, and del Rio.

Ríos or Rios is the name of:

  • Alberto Ríos (born 1952), American professor from the University of Arizona, author and poet.
  • Alex Ríos (born 1981), Puerto Rican-American World Champion baseball player.
  • Ariel Rios (1954–1982), undercover special agent for the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
  • Armando Ríos (born 1971) is a left-handed outfielder who played in Major League Baseball from 1998 through 2003.
  • Antón Alonso Ríos (1887–1980) was a teacher, writer and a Galician politician. Gained the full independence for Galicia from Spain for one day on June 27th 1931.
  • Andrés Castro Ríos (1942–2006) was a poet and graduate from the Humanities Faculty of the University of Puerto Rico.
  • Andrés Monche y Ríos (1865–1917) was a famous roads,bridges and ports civil engineer. Credited for constructing the ports of Barcelona,Garraf,Tarragona & Valencia.
  • Ángel Fernández de los Ríos (1821–1880) was a Spanish politician,writer,editor, and historian.
  • Adolfo Ríos (born 1966) was a Mexican goalkeeper for the Mexico national team.
  • Adolfo Morales de los Ríos (1868–1928) architect, urban planner and Spanish historian.
  • Antonella Ríos (born 1974) is a Chilean television and film actress.
  • Antonio de los Ríos y Rosas (1812–1873) was a Spanish politician who was elected three times President of the Congress of Deputies.
  • Bernardo Ríos (born 1959) Colombian artist.
  • Blanca de los Ríos Nostench (1859–1956) Spanish painter and writer.
  • Brandon Ríos (born 1986), former World boxing champion.
  • Carlos Torres Ríos (1898–1956) was an Argentine cinematographer, film director, screenwriter, film editor and film producer of the classic era.
  • Carlos Jose Francisco De Paula Gutierrez De Los Ríos Sarmiento De Sotomayor Roman (VII Count) 1st Duke of Fernan Nuñez and VI Duke of Montellano.
  • Carlos José Gutiérrez de los Ríos y Rohan-Chabot (1742–1795), was a Spanish Aristocrat, VI Count of Fernán Núñez.
  • Cesar G. Ríos American politician, Mayor of Nogales, Arizona (1997–2000).
  • Christopher Rios (1971–2000), rapper better known by his stage name Big Pun, first Latino rapper to attain Platinum sales.
  • Carmelo Ríos (athlete) (born 1959), Puerto Rican long-distance runner.
  • Claudia Ríos (born 1992) is a member of Mexico's women's national volleyball team.
  • Carmelo Ríos Santiago (born 1973), Puerto Rican politician.
  • Carmelo Ríos Santiago (born 1973), Puerto Rican politician.
  • Conchi Ríos (born 1991) is a Spanish bullfighter. In 2011, she was the first woman to take two ears off a bull.
  • Danny Rios (born 1972), American baseball player in Nippon Professional Baseball.
  • David Ríos Insua (born 1964) is a Spanish mathematician, and son and disciple of Sixto Ríos, father of Spanish Statistics.
  • Edda de los Ríos (1942–2007) was a noted Paraguayan actress and teacher.
  • Eddie Rios Mellado (1930-2009) Known as the inventor of basketball's three-point-line.
  • Efraín Ríos Montt (born 1926), 26th President of Guatemala.
  • Euripides Rios Puerto Rican-American author.
  • Eusebio Ríos (1935-2008) was a Spanish football defender and manager.
  • Enrique Cornelio Osornio Martínez de los Ríos (1868–1945) was a Mexican politician and military surgeon with the rank General Brigadier Médico Cirujano (Brigadier General MC).
  • Evette Rios is a bilingual lifestyle expert, writer, television host and native New Yorker of Puerto Rican heritage.
  • Ernesto Ríos (born 1975) is a Mexican new media artist and academic based in New York City.
  • Emily Rios (born 1989) is an American actress and model. She is best known for her role as Andrea Cantillo on the AMC series Breaking Bad.
  • Emilio Botín-Sanz de Sautuola y García de los Ríos (1934-2014) was a Billionaire Spanish banker. He was the executive chairman of Spain's Grupo Santander.
  • Emma Ríos (born 1976) is a Spanish comics artist and illustrator who debuted in the United States with Hexed, published by Boom! Studios in 2008.
  • Eulalio Ríos Alemán (1935–1980) was a Mexico Olympic team swimmer.
  • Filiberto Ojeda Ríos (1933–2005), Puerto Rican separatist.
  • Fabian Rios (actor) (born 1980) is a Colombian actor and model.
  • Fabián Ríos (born 1964) is a National Deputy of Argentina and a former Argentine Senator for Corrientes Province.
  • Fernando de los Ríos Urruti (1879–1949) was a Minister of Justice, Minister of State, and a Spanish Politician.
  • Francisco Ríos, Mexican baseball pitcher
  • Francisco Lopez de los Ríos y Cerón) 1st Rios Countess of Gavia, with generations following.
  • Francisco Izquierdo Ríos (1910–1981) Peruvian writer,professor and one of the most important narrators of the 20th century.
  • Francisco Gutiérrez de los Ríos (1664–1721) III Count of Fernán Núñez, viscountess of Abencalez, was a noble, diplomat and militant.
  • Francesco de Los Rios (born in Brussels, Belgium, 1689–1775) German count and field marshal of the German Empire.
  • Gabriel Ríos (born 1978), Belgian singer.
  • Gonzalo Güell y Morales de los Ríos (1895–1985) was a Cuban politician and diplomant.
  • Guillermo Ríos Alcalá is a Mexican restoration expert and educator.
  • Ignacio Gregorio Comonfort de los Ríos (1812–1863) 25th president of Mexico.
  • Irene Ríos Court Judge of San Antonio, Texas.
  • Isabel De Los Rios TV host certified nutritionist and exercise expert.
  • Antonio Ríos (born 1988), is a Mexican professional footballer.
  • Jacobo Rios Rodriguez is in International Public Law and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Law of University of Perpignan Via Domitia.
  • Jaime Rios judge on the New York Supreme Court for Queens County.
  • Javier Ríos (born 1981) Spanish Actor.
  • Jesús Rios (born 1964) is a Mexican former cyclist. He competed in the individual road race event at the 1984 Summer Olympics.
  • Julián Ríos (born 1941) is a Spanish writer, most frequently classified as a postmodernist.
  • Julio Ríos Gallego (born 1973) is a Colombian engineer, lecturer, mentor, professor of Mathematics and Physics.
  • Julio García Fernández de los Ríos (1894–1969) was a Spanish horse rider. He competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics.
  • Juan Cancel Ríos (1925–1992) was a Puerto Rican politician and senator. Served as the 7th President of the Senate of Puerto Rico from 1973 to 1976.
  • Juan Pérez de los Ríos was mayor of Monterrey, Nuevo León from (1599 & 1602).
  • Juan Oscar Ríos (born 1966) is a former tennis player from Puerto Rico.
  • Juan Ríos (baseball) (1942–1995) was a Major League Baseball shortstop/second baseman.
  • Juan Ríos Cantú (born 1972) is a Mexican television actor.
  • Juan de los Ríos y Mesía de Guzmán (1637–1697) III Lord of Miranda.
  • José Rios (born 1974), Spanish runner.
  • José Manuel de los Ríos (1826–1914) Venezuelan Doctor, pediatrician and philanthropist.
  • José Amador de los Ríos (1818–1878) was a Spanish intellectual, primarily a historian and archaeologist of art and literature. He was a graduate in history of the Complutense University of Madrid.
  • José Paulino Ríos Reynoso (born 1944) Peruvian archbishop.
  • Lalo Rios (1927–1973) was a Mexican-born American actor.
  • Leonel Rios (born 1983) is an Argentine football midfielder.
  • Leopoldo Torres Ríos (1899–1960) was an Argentine film director and screenwriter.
  • Lucas Rios Marques (born 1988), or simply Lucas is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a Right Back. He currently plays for Palmeiras.
  • Juan Antonio Ríos (1888–1946), Lawyer, political figure and 24th President of Chile.
  • Luigi Sante Da Rios (1881–1965) mathematician and physicist.
  • Luigi da Rios (1843–1892) was an Italian painter.
  • Luis Estrada de los Ríos (+2008) Famous peruvian psychologist.
  • Luis de la Cruz y Ríos (1776–1853) was a famous Spanish painter from the 1700s.
  • Luz Rios is a Mexican-born California-based American pop singer and songwriter.
  • María Francisca de Silva y Gutiérrez de los Ríos, 11th Duchess of the Infantado (1707–1770), Spanish noblewoman.
  • Mario Ríos Santander (born 1945) is a philosophy professor, businessman, land owner and a Chilean politician.
  • Marcelo Ríos (born 1975), Chilean tennis player world champion.
  • Marie Teresa Rios (1917–1999) Author Ríos was the mother of Humbert Roque Versace, the first U.S. Army Prisoner of war awarded the Medal of Honor.
  • María Pilar Osorio y Gutiérrez de los Ríos (1829–1921), VII Marquess of la Mina, III Duchess of Fernán Nuñez, V Duchess del Arco, VII Duchess of Montellano, XI Marquess of la Alameda, Marquess of Castelnovo, Marquess of Pons, Marquess of Plandogan, VIII Marquess of Castel-Moncayo, Marquess of Miranda de Anta, XIII countess of Barajas, VI countess of Frigiliana, countess of Molina de Herrera, countess of Montehermoso, IX countess of Puertollano.
  • Mariana Rios (born 1985), is a Brazilian actress and singer.
  • Mariá Álvarez Rios (1919–2010) was a Cuban composer, pianist and educator.
  • Miguel Ríos (born 1944), Spanish singer.
  • Myrian Rios (born 1958) Brazilian television presenter, actress and politician.
  • Francisco Giner de los Ríos (1839–1915), philosopher and educator.
  • Fernando de los Ríos (1879–1949) Head of the Spanish State Ministry.
  • Osvaldo Ríos (born 1960), Puerto Rican actor and model.
  • Pedro de los Ríos y Gutiérrez de Aguayo (died 1547) was a Royal Spanish governor of Castilla del Oro.
  • Pedro de los Ríos (died 1563–1565), Domician missionary in Mexico in the mid-16th century.
  • Pedro Fernando Rios Soares Ramos (born 1983), Portuguese footballer known as Rios.
  • Pedro Antonio Ríos Reyna (1905-1971) was one of the most important Venezuelan classical musicians.
  • Pedro Suárez de Góngora y Gutiérrez de los Ríos, IV Marquess of Almodóvar del Río.
  • Pedro Manini Ríos (1879–1958) Uruguayan politician, lawyer and Journalist.
  • Pedro Ríos y Yépez (1854–1926) was a Peruvian politician, merchant and landowner.
  • Rafael Morgan Ríos (Culiacán, Sinaloa) is a Mexican politician, was Minister of the Public Administration of Mexico.
  • Raúl Ríos (born 1993) is a world-class sailor in the Optimist and Snipe classes.
  • Rebecca Rios (born 1967) Arizona Senator.
  • René Ríos Boettiger (1911–2000) also known as Pepo, was a Chilean cartoonist, creator of the famous character Condorito.
  • Ricardo Castro Rios (1920–2001) was a classic Spanish-Argentine film actor.
  • Ricardo Jorge Valenzuela Ríos (born 1954) is a Paraguayan bishop.
  • Rodolfo Ríos (born 1972) is an attorney and Mexico's city prosecutor.
  • Rodrigo Ríos Lozano (born 1990) commonly known as Rodri, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Valladolid.
  • Zury Ríos Montt (born 1968), Guatemalan politician.
  • Roberto Álvarez Ríos (born 1932) is a Cuban artist, specializing in paintings and drawings.
  • Roberto Ríos (born 1971) is a Spanish retired professional footballer who played as a central defender.
  • Rocío Ríos (born 1969) is a retired female long-distance runner from Spain.
  • Rosa Rios (born 1965) The 43rd and current Treasurer of the United States of America, businesswoman, executive and entrepreneur.
  • Rossana de los Ríos (born 1975) is a retired professional tennis player from Paraguay.
  • Ronny Rios (born 1990) is a Mexican-American professional boxer in the Super Featherweight division.
  • Tomás Terán de los Ríos President-Royal Governor of the Kingdom of Nueva Galicia (1716–1724).
  • Sixto Pondal Ríos (1907–1968) was an Argentine screenwriter, poet and dramatist.
  • Sheila Ríos) Mexican singer from Guadalajara, Jalisco. Who has toured with Mexican rock band Mana.
  • Domingo Terán de los Ríos served as the first Governor of Spanish Texas from 1691 to 1692. And also Governor of Sonora y Sinaloa from 1681 to 1686.
  • Catalina de los Ríos y Lisperguer (1604–1665) An aristocratic 17th-century Chilean landowner, nicknamed La Quintrala.
  • Don Narciso Fernández de Heredia y Begines de los Ríos) 2nd Count of Heredia-Spínola Grandee of Spain, 1st Marquis of Heredia, Grandee of Spain and iure uxoris Count of Ofalia (Gines, Seville, 11 September 1775 – Madrid, 1847) was a Spanish noble, politician and diplomat who served as Prime Minister of Spain and as Minister of State between 1837 and 1838.
  • Diego de los Ríos (1850–1911) Royal Spanish Governor-General of the Philippines.
  • Eugenio Montero Ríos (1832–1914) Spanish prime minister and President of the Senate of Spain.
  • Josef de Mendoza y Ríos (1761–1816) was a Spanish astronomer and mathematician of the 18th century.
  • Sandy Rios (born 1949) President of the conservative political action group Culture Campaign, and a talk radio host.
  • Vicente de los Rios (1732–1779) Spanish Coronel, Economist, and member of the Royal Spanish Academy.
  • Victor Arriagada Rios (1934-2012) also known as Vicar was a Chilean Disney cartoonist.
  • Waldo de los Rios (1934–1977) was an Argentine composer, conductor and arranger.
  • Rolando Rios is a San Antonio civil rights Lawyer.
  • Richard Rios is a conservative political activist who has worked with several state and national organizations to promote small government, and lower taxes.

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