Origin:British
Popularity:101
Meaning:flowing body of water
River is a gender-neutral name of British 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
    Actor

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Source: Social Security Administration

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