US Popularity:97
Meaning:flowing body of water
River is a gender-neutral name of English origin that means "a flowing body of water." Although it is more frequently used for boys, the name is gaining popularity for girls too. Singer Kelly Clarkson proved this point by calling her baby daughter River Rose. Symbolically, rivers represent growth, tranquility, and life. If you want to celebrate nature or encourage baby to go with the flow, River is a choice worth considering.

Famous People Named River

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  • River Phoenix

River Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:River is currently #59 on The Bump
Boy:River is currently #44 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:River is currently #34 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:River is currently #97 in U.S. births
Boy:River is currently #173 in U.S. births
Girl:River is currently #348 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 9
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Merriam-Webster river

  • Cambridge Dictionary river

  • Behind the Name River December 2017

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