Rivers name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Rivers

User Submitted Origins

Filipino (Philippines)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from South Africa says the name Rivers means "water flows".
  2. A submission from Nevada, U.S. says the name Rivers means "Simply a long water source" and is of Danish origin.
  3. According to a user from the United States, the name Rivers is of English origin and means "Gift".
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International Interest
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  1. plural of river

rivers was also found in the following language(s): Danish

Notable Persons Named Rivers

Notable Persons Named Rivers

Rivers Cuomo

Rivers Cuomo is an alternative rock, power pop, emo, pop punk, and indie rock musician. He plays Guitar, Bass guitar, Harmonica, Warmoth Guitars, Gibson SG, Fender Stratocaster, Gibson Explorer, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1984 to present. Rivers was born on June 13th, 1970 in New York City, New York, United States.

Rivers Rutherford

Rivers Rutherford is a country music songwriter. He has been prominent since 1996. Rivers was given the name Melvern Rivers Rutherford II on June 17th, 1967.

Rivers Jobe

Rivers was born in 1950. He breathed his last breath in 1979.

Rivers Guthrie

Rivers Guthrie is a soccer player for the Clemson Tigers men's soccer, Colorado Foxes, Tampa Bay Terror, Tampa Bay Mutiny, New Orleans Storm, Charleston Battery, Orange County Blue Star, Atlanta Silverbacks, Colorado Rapids, and United States men's national under-17 soccer team. Rivers was born on September 25th, 1972 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Rivers Berney Worgan

His military service ended in 1930. Rivers was born on March 4th, 1881 in Arrah. He died on February 6th, 1934.

Rivers Turnbull

Rivers was born on January 6th, 1855 in Bulandshahr. He passed away on February 24th, 1927.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Rivers

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rivers

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers was an actress, comedian, writer, producer, and television host. She was most prominent from 1959 to 2014. Joan was given the name Joan Alexandra Molinsky on June 8th, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. She passed away on September 4th, 2014.

Doc Rivers

Doc Rivers is a basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks, and San Antonio Spurs in the National Basketball Association. His career lasted from 1983 to 1996. Doc was born on October 13th, 1961 in Chicago.

Austin Rivers

Austin Rivers is a basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers and New Orleans Pelicans in the National Basketball Association. His ongoing career started in 2012. Austin was born on August 1st, 1992 in Santa Monica, California.

Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers is a football player for the San Diego Chargers. Philip was born on December 8th, 1981 in Decatur, Alabama.

Johnny Rivers

Johnny Rivers is a rock, roll, garage rock, rockabilly, and blue-eyed soul musician. He has been prominent since 1956. Johnny was given the name John Henry Ramistella on November 7th, 1942.

Melissa Rivers

Melissa Rivers is a television host, producer, actress, equestrienne, and philanthropist. Her ongoing career started in 1978. Melissa was given the name Melissa Warburg Rosenberg by her parents Edgar Rosenberg and Joan Rivers on January 20th, 1968 in Manhattan.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rivers U.S.
  White 40.47% 64.26%
  African American 50.93% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.95% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.64% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.40% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rivers

People with the last name Rivers are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Rivers

  • What name lists does Rivers rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Rivers? Rivers is the 6,950th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rivers was the 897th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rivers have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,023 babies born with the first name Rivers in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rivers to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rivers? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1910 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Rivers first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rivers is Saturday, March 16th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Rivers born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rivers was in 2019 with a total of 95 babies.
  • Random Rivers Factoid: According to the 2018 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rivers is not a popular baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Florida have the same name in 2018.
  • Weird things about the name Rivers: The name spelled backwards is Srevir. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Srievr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rivers? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 38,662 people with the last name Rivers.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rivers? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 13 of them will have Rivers as their last name.
  • Rivers name meaning

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