River: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name River

River

Pronunciation: RI-ver (key)

Origin of the name River:

Derived from river (a large creek, a river).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name River: | Edit

My name is River, people are always surprised when I tell them my name, but I get so many compliments. I think it's unique enough that people probably don't know any other rivers, but not so unique that people react badly. It's not like naming your kid Unicorn or Rainbow. It is a little hippyish, but but people put me in the same category as the kids named Hunter, Tyler, Spencer, and Sawyer. People often bring up River Pheonix and Rivers Cuomo, it's actually cool to be associated with them.

My sons name is River, before he was born everyone gave me weird looks when I told the what wewas going to name him. Now everyone love it and they say it fits him just right.

Personal experiences with the name River: | Edit

I know two Rivers, but they are both girls.

Nicknames for River: | Edit

Riv, Rivy, Rio (Spanish for river)

Meanings and history of the name River: | Edit
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Famous real-life people named River: | Edit

River Phoenix, actor
Rivers Cuomo, lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of rock band Weezer.

River in song, story & screen: | Edit

River Pierce, from Radio Free Roscoe
River Song from Doctor Who

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