Nature name

River Origin and Meaning

The name River is a girl's name of English origin.

Most of the notable Rivers have been male, but this nature name certainly flows as well for a girl. The name River is still rising for both genders, with about 3500 baby boys receiving the name last year vs. 1900 baby girls.

Kelly Clarkson's choice of River for her newborn daughter further raised the profile of the name for girls. Baseball great Derek Jeter and Hannah Davis used the same name as Clarkson for their daughter born in 2021, River Rose.

# 150 in the US

River Rank in US Top 1000

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River Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

River Popularity

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Famous People Named River

  • River Hart (b. 1999)daughter of singers Corey Hart and Julie Masse
  • River Stone (b. 2011)daughter of singer Melissa Auf der Maur and filmmaker Tony Stone
  • River Rose Blackstock (b. 2014)daughter of singer Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock
  • River Gallanders (b. 2014)daughter of actors Stacie Mistysyn and James Gallanders
  • Dylan River Nichols (b. 2013)daughter of singer Joe Nichols

River in Pop Culture

  • Riverdaughter of Craig in the game "Dream Daddy"
  • River Songcharacter on the TV show "Doctor Who"
  • River Tamcharacter on the TV show "Firefly"
  • River E. Wylesmain character in the game "To The Moon"
  • River McIrishcharacter in "The Sims 3" computer game
  • River Styxxdaughter of the Grim Reaper in "Monster High" show and series

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