What does Rives mean?
Rives /ri-ves/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Rives is "dweller by the riverbank". Place name. Of a different source from the similar-sounding Reeves.
VariationsKreatif forms: Rivessh, Roves, Ruves. [more]
How popular is Rives?
Rives is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#9209 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Rives for boys. Rives has not been ranked in the list thus far. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)