What 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 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]
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 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)