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Gender: F Origin of River: Nature name River's Popularity in 2015: #350

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 few years, jumping more than 300 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), daughter of singer Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock
River Hart (b. 1999), daughter of singers Corey Hart and Julie Masse
River Gallanders (b. 2014), daughter of actors Stacie Mistysyn and James Gallanders
Dylan River Nichols (b. 2013), daughter of singer Joe Nichols

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"
River McIrish, character in "The Sims 3" computer game
River clan is one of the four main clans in the "Warriors" series by Erin Hunter