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Gender: F River's Popularity in 2014: #453

Most of the notable Rivers have been male, but this nature name certainly flows as well for a girl. More than a third of the babies named River are now girls, and this fraction may increase. It was on the rise for both sexes the past two years, jumping more than 200 spots on the girls' side of the list since 2012. Kelly Clarkson's choice of River for her newborn daughter further raised the profile of the name for girls.

Famous People Named River

River Rose Blackstock (b. 2014), Kelly Clarkson's daughter

Pop Culture References for the name River

River Song, character on the TV show "Doctor Who"
River Tam, character on the TV show "Firefly"
River E. Wyles, main character in the game "To The Moon"