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River is absolutely a gender-neutral name. Born from the “hippy” generation, it has come to be quite popular these days with both genders. River was ranked in the top 200 most popular baby names for both boys and girls in 2020. Keep reading to find out more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name River:

British: Flowing body of water

Origin of the name River:

British. River is derived from the Latin word “ripa” which actually translates to “riverbank.”

Symbolism of the name River:

River symbolizes a kind of yin and yang. The tranquility of slowly moving calm water versus the raw power of raging water.

Baby name River

Style of the name River:

Modern

Gender of the name River:

River is a great name for both boys and girls.

Pronunciation of the name River:

riv-er

Syllables in the name River:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name River:

The name River evokes a feeling of freedom, passion, and romance.

Alternative spellings for the name River:

Ryver, Rivor

Nicknames for the name River:

Riv

Popularity of the name River:

According to the Social Security Administration index, River was the 186th most popular girl name in 2020. It was ranked as the 129th most popular boy name.

Related names for the name River:

Rivers, Rivar, Rive, Rivor, Ryvers, Riv, Riviera

Great middle names for River and their meanings:

Aiden (fire)
Chance (good fortune)
Grey (grey hair or beard)
Kaden (companion)
Nova (new)
Rayne (queen; counsel; song)

Famous people with the name River:

River Jude Phoenix (actor)
River Shields (actor)
River Matthews (singer, songwriter)
River Phoenix (son of Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara)

River in movies/pop culture:

River Song (character in the television show, “Doctor Who”)
River Baldwin (character on “The Young and the Restless”)
River Ripple (character from the book series “Warriors” by Erin Hunter)