Infographic of River name meaning, which is Derived for the word describing a flowing body of water, River is an English name.
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River Name Popularity

How popular is the name River? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
1953 0 0%
1954 0 0%
1955 0 0%
1956 0 0%
1957 0 0%
1958 0 0%
1959 0 0%
1960 0 0%
1961 0 0%
1962 0 0%
1963 0 0%
1964 0 0%
1965 0 0%
1966 0 0%
1967 0 0%
1968 0 0%
1969 0 0%
1970 0 0%
1971 0 0%
1972 0 0%
1973 0 0%
1974 0 0%
1975 0 0%
1976 0 0%
1977 0 0%
1978 0 0%
1979 0 0%
1980 0 0%
1981 0 0%
1982 0 0%
1983 0 0%
1984 0 0%
1985 0 0%
1986 0 0%
1987 0 0%
1988 0 0%
1989 0 0%
1990 0 0%
1991 0 0%
1992 0 0%
1993 0 0%
1994 0 0%
1995 3,858 5 0.0003%
1996 0 0%
1997 3,804 5 0.0003%
1998 0 0%
1999 2,568 16 0.0011%
2000 3,816 5 0.0003%
2001 2,385 21 0.0014%
2002 2,671 15 0.001%
2003 2,636 16 0.0011%
2004 1,848 46 0.003%
2005 2,127 33 0.0022%
2006 1,316 115 0.0073%
2007 1,103 177 0.0112%
2008 1,030 197 0.0127%
2009 951 224 0.015%
2010 934 213 0.0148%
2011 878 239 0.0168%
2012 644 383 0.0269%
2013 579 443 0.0311%
2014 448 665 0.0456%
2015 341 922 0.0634%
2016 273 1,107 0.0768%
2017 264 1,140 0.0817%
2018 237 1,307 0.0951%
2019 208 1,397 0.1032%
2020 181 1,520 0.1194%

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8 Comments

  1. We named our baby girl River because we love the significance of flowing, cleansing, nourishing water, and all the life that goes into it. Our apartment also currently overlooks the Spuyten Duyvil creek that connects the Hudson and the East River in NYC and little River’s name will always remind us of this beautiful home she was born into. Additionally, her middle name is Ivy. Her Daddy’s middle name is Ivan and we just think it is the prettiest name!

  2. We chose the name River based off the actor River Phoenix. My boyfriend had always loved that name. We were going to save it for if we had a boy but decided to name our daughter because over time and the more we said it we came to love it for a girl too.

  3. We named our daughter River in 2019 and it is still my favourite name! We are pregnant again and trying to come across another name we love just as much as River.
    This name was mom’s choice but only for a girl, and it works beautifully.

  4. We chose the name River because we believe that each of our Children already had a name given to them by God before we were ever pregnant! We prayed and prayed and asked God to reveal the name that He calls this babe and when I was reading through Psalms I found it in the first chapter! We knew right away that our baby was named River, and were overjoyed! We actually knew her name long before we knew we were having a boy or a girl. 🙂

  5. Sounds cool. Usually it’s used a lot for boy’s name but why not for girls right. Meaning is also a plus. 🙂

  6. River makes me think of something strong but peacefull. I love the sound of running water and how Rivers bring life to everything around them. My daughter is such a chill baby so sweet and smart and I know she will grow to be a strong but caring woman one day.

  7. I chose the name River because it reminds me of the natural world that my husband and I both Passionately enjoy. We love swimming in the Florida springs and kayaking down the rivers, and we Naming our first child after Well we both love is truly magical.

  8. I love nature and wildlife. I named my daughter River. She is a sweet little girl with a beautiful singing voice. She has some spirit too, just like a river! Her sister is named after a flower.


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