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. Kelly Clarkson's choice of River for her newborn daughter further raised the profile of the name for girls.
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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