Riven name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Riven

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Riven is of English origin and means "Divided".
  2. According to a user from Canada, the name Riven means "Divided River".
  3. A submission from Oregon, U.S. says the name Riven means "1) To rip or tear assunder, to cleave or split, to hollow out. 2) To build up with strength and courage".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
(p. p. & a.) from Rive.

From Middle English riven, past participle of riven (“to rive”).

riven was also found in the following language(s): Norwegian Bokmål and Swedish

Notable Persons With the Last Name Riven

Notable Persons With the Last Name Riven

Gabriel Riven

Gabriel Riven is a sports team member for the South Melbourne FC.


Fun Facts about the name Riven

  • How Popular is the name Riven? Riven is the 29,381st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Riven have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 177 babies born with the first name Riven in the United States. That's more than enough people named Riven to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Riven? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2008 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Riven first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Riven is Friday, November 23rd, 1906.
  • What year had the most people named Riven born? The highest recorded use of the first name Riven was in 2019 with a total of 18 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Riven: The name spelled backwards is Nevir. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Vrien. How do you pronounce that?
  • Riven name meaning

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