Topanga Matthews (née Lawrence) is a major character in Boy Meets World and Girl Meets World.
Topanga is the mother of Riley and Auggie, and the wife of Cory. In Boy Meets World, she was pursuing a career in law, and in Girl Meets World, she's a lawyer.
- "Topanga" is a canyon in California that hippies would frequently go to. One of the writers got stuck in traffic while driving through there, and decided it was appropriate to the character.
- Topanga is overprotective of Riley and is closer to her than Cory.