What does Riva mean?
(female) Rava, Riphae, ..
(male) Rivad, Rivase, ..
How 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 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Rebecca (#184 in recent rankings), Rivka (#935), Rheba, Reva and Reba. Other variants, like Rivekka, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Riva was at its apex in the 1970s (median #1433) and has become much less since (#1423, down 90%). Rebecca is more familiar than the rest, although Rivka seems to be gaining favor too, while versions such as Reba are now less popular. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Recommended names are Akiva, Alva▼, Ava▲, Ayva▲, Deva, Dova, Ediva, Eeva, Elva▼, Eva, Iva▼, Keva, Kiva, Liva, Nava, Neiva, Neva▼, Nova▲, Oliva, Rafa, Raisa, Raiza, Raja, Rama, Rana, Rea, Reda, Reina▲, Reita, Rena▼, Reta▼, Reza, Rhia, Rhica, Ria, Rian, Riana, Rica, Ricca, Ricka, Rida, Rie, Rieca, Rieka, Riesa, Rika, Riki, Rilla▼, Rima, Rina, Rinah, Riona, Riqua, Risa, Rise, Rita▼, Ritta, Roba, Roda, Roma▼, Rora, Rosa▼, Roya, Roza, Rupa, Ruta, Ruza, Rysa, Silva, Tikva, Tova, Ulva, Viva▼, Wava and Ziva. These names tend to be less frequently used than Riva.