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What does Riva mean?

Riva Pronunciation of Riva 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".



VARIANTS Reba, Ree, Reeva, Reevabel, Reva, Rifka, Rivalee, Rivi, Rivka, Rivke, Rivkah, Rivy

OTHER FORMS VIA REBECCA Rebba, Reeba, Reveka, Rheba, Rivah, Rivekka



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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)

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Riva (NOT IN TOP 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Rebecca (#214 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Rivka (#867), Reba, Reva and Rheba. 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 (#1416, DOWN 88%). Rebecca is more familiar than the rest, although Rivka seems to be gaining favor too, while versions such as Reva are now less popular. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Reba, Rebecca, Reva, Rheba, Rivka in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike 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.