[ 2 syll. ri-va, riv-a ] The baby girl name Riva is pronounced as RIY-Vaa- †. Riva is largely used in the Hebrew and English languages, and it is derived from Hebrew and French origins. From French roots, its meaning is shore, riverbank - in this context, Riva can be used in the English and Hebrew languages.
In addition, Riva is a Hebrew short form of the name Rebecca (English, French, and Italian).
Riva has 19 variant transcriptions. Variation transcriptions include Reava, Ree, Reeva, Reevabel, Rifka, Rivah, Rivalee, Rive, Rivekka, Rivi, Rivie, Rivka, Rivkah, Rivke, Rivvy, Rivy, Ryva, and Ryvah. The variant spelling Reva is another English form.
See also the related form, Rivalea.
Riva is rarely used as a baby name for girls. It is not listed in the top 1000 names. In 2018, within the group of girl names directly linked to Riva, Rebecca was the most frequently used.
† Pronunciation for Riva: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"