Riva name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Riva mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Riva

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Washington, U.S. says the name Riva is of Italian origin and means "Shore".
  2. A submission from India says the name Riva means "from the shore" and is of French origin.
  3. According to a user from Texas, U.S., the name Riva is of Hindi origin and means "River shore".
  4. A user from Canada says the name Riva is of Arabic origin and means "Satisfaction from quenching of thirst".
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  1. A rift or cleft.

riva was also found in the following language(s): French, Italian, Latin, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Old Swedish, Rapa Nui, Scanian, Serbo-Croatian, Swedish, and Tok Pisin

Notable Persons Named Riva

Notable Persons Named Riva

Riva Bubber

Riva Bubber is a model (people), actor, model, and actress. Her ongoing career started in 2002. Riva was born in Mumbai.

Riva Taylor

Riva Taylor is an adult contemporary music and crossover music musician. She was most active from 2001 to present. Riva was given the name Rebecca Jane Grosvenor Taylor on June 29th, 1989 in Hammersmith, London.

Riva Di Paola

Riva Di Paola is an actress and producer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Riva was given the name Riva Marie Di Paola in 7 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Riva Lehrer

Riva Lehrer is an artist and writer. Riva was born in 1958 in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Riva is a soccer player for the Fluminense FC. Riva was born on May 4th, 1944.

Riva Helfond

Riva Helfond was a printmaker and artist. Riva was born on March 8th, 1910 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. Riva is also known as Riva Helfond Barrett and Riva Barrett Helfond. She left this life on May 13th, 2002.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Riva

Notable Persons With the Last Name Riva

Emmanuelle Riva

Emmanuelle Riva is an actress, poet, photographer, artist, and chanteuse. Emmanuelle was given the name Paulette Germaine Riva on February 24th, 1927 in Cheniménil, France.

Gloria La Riva

Gloria La Riva is a politician. Gloria was born on August 13th, 1954 in , U.S.

Maria Riva

Maria Riva is an actress and memoirist. She was most active from 1934 to 2005. Maria was given the name Maria Elisabeth Sieber on December 13th, 1924 in Berlin. Maria is also known as Sieber and Maria Elisabeth.

Gigi Riva

Gigi Riva is a soccer player for the Associazione Calcio Legnano, Cagliari Calcio, and Italy national football team. Gigi was born on November 7th, 1944 in Leggiuno, Italy.

Maggie dela Riva

Maggie was born in 1942.

J. Michael Riva

J. Michael Riva was a production designer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1975 to 2012. J. was given the name John Michael Riva by his parent Maria Riva on June 28th, 1948 in Manhattan, New York, U.S. J. is also known as Michael Riva, Mike Riva, John Riva, John M. Riva, J.M. Riva, Riva, and John Michael. He left this life on June 7th, 2012.


Common last names for Riva

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Riva U.S.
  White 74.11% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.18% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 22.74% 16.26%

Of Last Name Riva

People with the last name Riva are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Riva

  • How Popular is the name Riva? Riva is the 8,898th most popular name of all time. As a last name Riva was the 20,780th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Riva have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,375 babies born with the first name Riva in the United States. That's more than enough people named Riva to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Riva? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1910 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Riva first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Riva is Wednesday, October 22nd, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Riva born? The highest recorded use of the first name Riva was in 2017 with a total of 49 babies.
  • Random Riva Factoid: According to the 2019 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Riva is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name in 2019.
  • Weird things about the name Riva: The name spelled backwards is Avir. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Rvai. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Riva? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,271 people with the last name Riva.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Riva? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Riva as their last name since less than 1 person in 233k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Riva name meaning

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