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The name River is of English origin, and means a flowing body of water.  The table below indicates the number of times the name River has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name River
Use of the Name River for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
3,624 3,624 3,624 3,483 1,757 796 413
The table below indicates the number of times the name River has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  River first appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 1994, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name River
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
1994927141  
1995617278  
1996632269  
1997518389  
1998499432  
1999560358  
2000611314  
2001607322  
2002613325  
2003573383  
2004550413  
Totals:  3,624 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used River as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and almost never as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are significantly lower than actual counts because the name River appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 11 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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