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What does Riva mean?

Riva \r(i)-va\ as a girls' name is pronounced REE-vah. Short form of Rebecca (Hebrew) "to bind". Also possibly from the French word for "shore".


Riva has 12 variants: Reba, Ree, Reeva, Reevabel, Reva, Rifka, Rivalee, Rivi, Rivka, Rivkah, Rivke and Rivy.

Riva has 47 more different forms via Rebecca: Becca, Beck, Becka, Beckah, Becke, Beckee, Becker, Beckey, Becki, Beckie, Becky, Beki, Bekka, Bekki, Bekkie, Rebakah, Rebba, Rebbeca, Rebbecca, Rebbecka, Rebbie, Rebeca, Rebecah, Rebeccah, Rebeccea, Rebeccka, Rebecha, Rebecka, Rebeckah, Rebeckia, Rebecky, Rebeha, Rebeka, Rebekah, Rebekha, Rebekka, Rebekkah, Rebekke, Rebeque, Reeba, Reveka, Revekah, Revekka, Rheba, Ribecca, Rivah and Rivekka.


Riva is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3612 out of 4276, Top 84%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#25170 out of 88799, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Riva and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Riva (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 are Rebecca (#184 in 2014), Rebekah (#500), Rivka (#935), Reva, Rebecka, Rebeca, Becky and Reba. Adoption of these girl names was at its apex during the years 1940-1949 and has become much less since, with the forms Rebeca, Reva, Reba and Becky becoming less fashionable. Rebekah (#500) is the most chic name for newborns in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Becky, Reba, Rebeca, Rebecca, Rebekah, Reva, Rivka in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rebecca, Rebecka, Rebekah outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Kiva, Liva, Rafa, Ria, Rica, Rida, Rika, Rima, Rina, Risa, Rita, Roba, Rupa, Viva and Ziva. These names tend to be less frequently used than Riva.