Boy Names of River theme
River names for baby boys, related also with water and stream, with 189 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, so have ‘river’ names become closely associated with life.
River names are fairly popular baby names for boys. 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, and are used on a moderate scale now. In 2018, 16 River names listed among the top 1000, with a combined usage of 1.124%. Within all River names, the English Christopher was the most commonly used, with a ranking of #42 and a usage of 0.3764%.