River

River - A very unique male name



  Jan 16,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

River appeared on the charts for the first time in 1987 on position #2443. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named River and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name River? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name River. The baby boy name River was given to 680 baby boys in 2012, ranking #405 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,413 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. River peaked in popularity 5 years ago in 2012 on position 405.



Famous with this name

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River is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? River is currently topping the baby name charts in North Dakota at position #200 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #759.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique River is where you live.


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River origin and meaning

River is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named River, pop culture references for the name River and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to River

We've found the following names that sound similar to River, sorted by popularity.

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Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012405
2011424
2010433
2009445
2008451
2007573
2006503
2005522
2004545
2003570
2002626
2001612
2000606
1999554
1998493
1997523
1996628
1995643
19941004
19932184
19922390
19902688
19892202
19872443

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
North Dakota200
Oregon208
Alaska223
Idaho230
Mississippi231
West Virginia260
Tennessee265
Alabama277
Arkansas280
Oklahoma289
North Carolina298
Nebraska306
Colorado316
Iowa319
Utah322
South Carolina334
Kentucky347
Nevada350
Missouri353
Georgia365
Washington379
Louisiana393
Arizona399
Wisconsin400
California419
Michigan457
Indiana462
Texas468
Minnesota497
Kansas502
Pennsylvania534
Maryland541
Illinois555
Florida556
Massachusetts568
Ohio577
Virginia577
New York628
New Jersey759

Even more about River


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is River a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name River?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name River
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 2,413
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1987
2012 births +680

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