River

River - A very unique female name



  Mar 28,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

River appeared on the charts for the first time in 1995 on position #4678. 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 girl name River was given to 375 baby girls in 2012, ranking #667 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 3,769 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. River peaked in popularity 5 years ago in 2012 on position 667.



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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 Montana at position #138 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,908.

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
2012667
2011909
2010967
2009978
20081065
20071137
20061379
20052397
20042032
20033118
20023101
20012673
20005080
19992862
19974638
19954678

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Montana138
Alaska154
Oklahoma319
Oregon345
West Virginia347
Arkansas349
Utah387
Washington389
Colorado427
Virginia442
North Carolina524
Minnesota568
Alabama586
Wisconsin607
Louisiana635
Kentucky637
Massachusetts692
Georgia703
Missouri705
Indiana706
Tennessee709
Maryland747
Michigan775
Arizona776
California782
Florida792
Texas810
Pennsylvania968
Ohio1194
Illinois1278
New Jersey1338
New York1908

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 female 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
Female


Popularity Score™

Name River
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 3,769
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1995
2012 births +375

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