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pinWhat does Riva mean?

Riva /ri-va/ 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 6 more different relations via Rebecca: Rebba, Reeba, Reveka, Rheba, 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 recent rankings), Rivka (#935), Reva and Reba. Other variants, like Reveka, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Riva was at its apex in the 1910s (median #452) and is somewhat lower today (#779, down 60%). (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rebecca outside U.S.

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