River - boys name

River name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 97%

River name meaning:

The name "River" is a unisex name, commonly used for boys. Derived from the English word for the flowing body of water, River carries a symbolic meaning of constant movement, adaptability, and tranquility. It evokes a sense of freedom and fluidity, representing the ability to navigate through life's challenges with ease and grace. As a name, River often conveys a sense of strength and resilience, reminding us of the power and beauty of nature.

Choosing the name River for a boy may also reflect the parents' connection to the outdoors or their desire to instill a sense of adventure and exploration in their child. The name can evoke images of serene landscapes, invoking a sense of calmness and tranquility. River can also carry a spiritual connotation, symbolizing purification and renewal, akin to the flow of a river constantly rejuvenating itself. Overall, the name River for a boy embodies a sense of nature's majesty, resilience, and the limitless possibilities that lie ahead.


Related names

River , Oceana

Other boys names beginning with R


Overall UK ranking: 131 out of 4789

442 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (199)

Historical popularity of River

The graph below shows the popularity of the boys's name River from all the UK baby name statistics available. It's a quick easy way to see the trend for River in 2024