What does River mean?
VARIANT RiversCREATIVE FORMS
(male) Rier, Riner, ..
(female) Rivre, Rivri, .. MIDDLE NAME PAIRINGS
River Bradley (R.B.), ..
How popular is River?
River is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#28256 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)
River entered the list in 1993 and reached its top rank of #244 in the U.S. in 2015. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant form and related boy names. The only other prominent variation form of River (#244 IN 2015) is Rivers (#1812). These relations of River were favored by parents today (MEDIAN #1028). River is the clear favorite.
River▲ is alike in pronunciation to Rover. Other suggested similar names are Dover, Einer, Eizer, Inver, Iver, Miner, Oliver▲, Piper, Rafer, Rainer, Ravee, Ravel, Raven, Reiner, Reve, Rice, Ridder, Rider, Rien, Ries, Rigel, Rike, Riker, Riley, Ritter, Rives, Roger▼, Roper, Royer, Ryder▲, Ryker▲, Silver, Tiger and Xever. These names tend to be more commonly used than River.