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Gender: M River's Popularity in 2014: #287

River shares the tranquil feeling of all the water names, and seems to have pretty much escaped its past strong association with River Phoenix and his unfortunate fate. Keri Russell and the Taylor Hansons both have sons named River, Natasha Henstridge used it as the middle name of her boy Tristan, and Jason Schwartzman pluralized it for daughter Marlowe Rivers.

One of the leading nature names, River now ranks at Number 287. About two-thirds of the babies named River these days are boys.

Famous People Named River

River Jude Phoenix - American film actor, musician, and activist (now deceased)
River Shields, American actor
River Viiperi, male model
River Samuel Hanson (b. 2006), son of singer Taylor Hanson
River Russell Deary (b. 2007), son of actress Keri Russell
River Robertson (b. 2008), son of Jeptha Robertson of Duck Dynasty.
River James Murray (b. 2010), son of actor Sean Harland Murray
River Isaac Ruah Olsen (b. 2013), son of actress Daniela Ruah
River Juozas (b. 2014), son of "Survivor" winner Aras Baskauskas
River Alan Thomas (b. 2014), son of actress/model Megan Gale
River Jackson (b. 2014), son of Jackie Jackson (twin brother is Jaylen)
River Chen Xuan Fei (b. 2015), son of Blackie Chen and Christine Fan

Pop Culture References for the name River

Song "River" by Sarah McLachlan, in reference to actor River Phoenix
River Song, a female character in Doctor Who (series 4 onwards)

Riviera, Rivor, Rivers