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Gender: F Origin of River: Nature name River's Popularity in 2016: #286

Most of the notable Rivers have been male, but this nature name certainly flows as well for a girl. More than half 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 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

Pop Culture References for the name River

River, daughter of Craig in the game "Dream Daddy"
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
RiverClan, one of the four main clans in the "Warriors" series by Erin Hunter
River Styxx, daughter of the Grim Reaper in "Monster High" show and series
"Mouth of the River," song by Imagine Dragons