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River Meaning


What does River mean?

The name River is of English origin.

The meaning of River is "river".

River is used as both a boys and girls name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ri-ver.

The Given Name River

River is a form of Ria. See Ria for further details.

Embraced by many parents, the name River, is one of timelessness and a positive vibe.

This 2 syllable name has class and spirit.

A name that will flow off your tongue.

River falls into the name categories cool, water.

Some famous bearers of this name include: River Phoenix.

River Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 244 in baby name popularity for girls with 1,321 occurrences. It ranked 197 in baby name popularity for boys with 2,051 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 270 in baby name popularity for girls with 1,176 occurrences. It ranked 200 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,963 occurrences.

The trend's your friend. See how River has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the River Name Popularity Page.

River Related Names

River is a form of Ria.

Famous Rivers

  • River Phoenix ~ Actor

River Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For River.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

Children named River are often colorful and knowledgeable but most of all they are read more >>

River Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name River in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name River.

Just for fun, see the name River in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the River in Nautical Flags page.