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pinWhat does Riva mean?

Riva /ri-va/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced REE-vah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Riva is "to bind". Short form of Rebecca. 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 relations 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.

Kreatif forms: Rayva, Rifa. [more]

pinHow popular is Riva?

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 (#20665 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Riva and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Riva (not in Top 1000) ranked in the Top 1000 are Rebecca (#184 in 2014), Rebekah (#500), Rivka (#935), Reva, Rebecka, Rebeca, Becky and Reba. Variants like Rebbecca are seldom used. Adoption of these girl names was at its apex during the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.3579%) and has become much less since (usage 0.1726%, down 51.8%), with the forms Rebeca, Reba, Becky and Reva 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 in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Reva, Rivka in U.S.

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

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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.