Popularity:7220
Origin:Hebrew
Other Origin(s):Italian
Meaning:From the shore; Join, tie, connection
Riva is a girl's name of Hebrew origin derived from the same root as Rebecca, sharing the meanings "join," "tie," and "connection." Also flaunting Italian origins, Riva's meaning of "from the shore" keeps it rolling with the tide. As a topographical surname, Riva belonged to those living by a wharf or seaport. Whatever meaning baby ends up identifying with, Riva is an elegant and timeless name for your beautiful bundle of joy.
Sources
  • Name Doctor, Riva

  • Behind the Name, Riva, December 2017

  • Behind the Name, Rivka, January 2019

  • WordSense Dictionary, Riva

  • Ancestry, Riva

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