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Boy Names related to River

River names for baby boys, related also with water and stream, with 190 entries. Names that have the meaning of river are prime examples of place names which have been adopted as person names. Brosnan, for instance, means dweller near the Brosna River. Irving, a fairly common name, means green river. As civilizations have developed primarily around rivers and water sources, river names are closely associated with life.

River names are fairly popular baby names for boys. The names rose in popularity from the 1940s up to the 1970s. At the height of their usage in 1972, 4.209% of baby boys were given River names. There were 21 River names ranked within the top 1000 baby names then. River names have since experienced a decline in frequency. In 2015, 15 River names listed among the top 1000, with a combined usage of 1.275%. Within all River names, the English Christopher was the most popular, with a ranking of #32 and a usage of 0.4806%.


Aban a little abbot; the waters; water ... has its origins in the Irish Gaelic ... of Persian origin ...

Abernethy river's beginning ...The origin of Abernethy is the Scottish language ... not popular as a baby name for boys ...

Abjit defeating water ... primarily used in the Indian language ... an unusual baby boy name ...

Acestes pleasing goat ... language of origin is Old Greek and it is ... name was borne in Greek mythology by the ...

Achilles pain; lipless ... an English, German, and Latinized ... name is of disputed origin; it could be ...

Aeron battle; berry, fruit; enlightened; ... used predominantly in the English and ... The name is of debated origin ...

Agwe water ... origin is Native American ... not widely used as a baby name for boys ... not in the top 1000 names ...

Alford old river crossing or ford; inspired ... of English and Old English origin ... used mainly in English ...

Alton town at the river source; Ella's ... largely used in the English language and ... rare as a baby boy name ...

Alun little rock; harmony, peace ... used chiefly in the English and Welsh ... Its origin is Celtic ...

Alwyn elf friend; noble friend ... used predominantly in the English and ... variant of Alvin ...

Amnicado one who lives close to the river ... has its origins in the Latin language ... listed outside of the top 1000 ...

Aquarius water carrier ... used chiefly in the English language ... infrequently used as a baby name for ...

Arnon rushing stream ... derived from Hebrew origins ... rarely used as a baby name for boys ...

Ashburn from the ash-tree stream ...The origin of Ashburn is the English language ... an uncommon baby name for boys ...

Atl water ... largely used in the English language and ... unusual as a baby name for boys ...

Atwater at the water's edge ...The origin of Atwater is the English language ... an unusual baby name for boys ...

Avon river ... used chiefly in the English language and ... rarely used as a baby name for boys ...

Bach stream ... language of origin is Germanic, and it is ... an uncommon baby name for boys ...

Banks river bank ... origin and use are both in the English language ... not widely used as a baby name for boys ...

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