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Gender: M Origin of River: Nature name River's Popularity in 2016: #214

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 214 for boys. Over 1,000 baby girls were named River 2016; it's definitely an ambisexual name.

Famous People Named River

River Jude Phoenix, American actor
River Shields, American actor
River Viiperi, American model
River Matthews, British singer-songwriter
River John Reeves, English guitarist of late band Viola Beach
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 TV personality Jeptha Robertson of Duck Dynasty
River James Murray (b. 2010), son of actor Sean Harland Murray
River Jacob Stewart (b. 2010), son of actor Josh Stewart
River Isaac Ruah Olsen (b. 2013), son of actress Daniela Ruah
River Juozas Baskauskas (b. 2014), son of TV personality Aras Baskauskas ("Survivor")
River Alan Thomas Hampson (b. 2014), son of actress/model Megan Gale and AFL footballer Shaun Hampson
River Jackson (b. 2014), son of singer Jackie Jackson; twin of brother Jaylen
River Blake Gosa (b. 2014), son of TV personality Whitney Purvis and Weston Gosa of "16 and Pregnant"
River Chen (Xuan Fei) (b. 2015), son of athlete/TV personality Blackie Chen and singer Christine Fan; twin of brother Ryan (Xuan Xiang)
River Rocket Blue Dallas Oliver (b. 2016), son of celebrity chefs Jamie and Jools Oliver
River Kelly Smith (b. 2016), son of country singer Granger Smith
River Joe Goldblum (b. 2017), son of actor Jeff Goldblum and Emilie Livingston
River Jones Johnson (b. 2017), son of golfer Dustin Johnson and model Paulina Gretzky
Nolan River Nicholas (b. 2011), son of actor Thomas Ian Nicholas & DJ Colette
Journey River Green (b. 2016), son of actors Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green

Pop Culture References for the name River

River Baldwin, character on American soap "The Young and the Restless"
River Ripple (later Riverstar), character from the book series "Warriors" by Erin Hunter
"River," song by Sarah McLachlan, in reference to actor River Phoenix
River Song, character in the television show, "Doctor Who" (2005)
"Mouth of the River," song by Imagine Dragons
"River," TV crime drama series

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