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Origin: Hebrew, Latin

Meaning: a diminutive of Rivka, the Hebrew form of Rebecca, which could mean "join, tie, snare".

Riva is also a surname (Italian, French, Spanish, Catalan) derived from Latin riva meaning "bank, shore", referring to someone who lived on the bank of a river or near a wharf.

In the Old Testament, Rebecca is the wife of Isaac and the mother of Esau and Jacob.


Variants:
  • Reeva 
  • Rivka 
  • Rebecca
  • Rebekah 



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