Meaning and Origin of: Rivers

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : River; by the riverbank

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English (of Norman origin) : habitational name from any of various places in northern France called Rivières, from the plural form of Old French rivière ‘river’ (originally meaning ‘riverbank’, from Latin riparia). The absence of English forms without the final -s makes it unlikely that it is ever from the borrowed Middle English vocabulary word river, but the French and other Romance cognates do normally have this sense.
  • Common Americanized form of French Larivière.