Other Origin(s):British, Hebrew
Meaning:Dweller by the riverbank; To tie
Rives is a boy’s name and surname of French origin. It originated as a habitational name for someone who lived near a riverbank or lake shore. If that’s you, this name could be a meaningful choice for baby! It may also be related to the multiple places in France named Les Rives. Additionally, Rives may be of eastern Ashkenazi Jewish origin, deriving from the Yiddish girl’s name Rive, which itself comes from Rivke, meaning “to tie.” It could also be a variant of the English surnames Reeves, Rivis or Revis. Whichever origin you prefer, this unusual name is a winner either way.
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