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Raleigh (girl)

What does Raleigh mean?

Raleigh Pronunciation of Raleigh [raleigh] as a girls' name (also used less widely as boys' name Raleigh) is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Raleigh is "roe deer's meadow". Place name. The -leigh ending, in the fashion of Ashley, makes this formerly masculine name suitable for girls.

Associated with: old english, deer, meadow.


Raleigh has 5 variants: Raileigh, Railey, Raley, Rawleigh and Rawley.

1 more related form via Ashley: Ashleigh.

Creative forms:
(female) Rayleigh, Roleigh, ..

(male) Raleier, Raleiri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Raleigh Kennadi (R.K.), ..

How popular is Raleigh?

Raleigh is a rare first name for women but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#7999 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Raleigh was first listed in 2010 and reached its apex rank of #1479 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Raleigh name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Raleigh outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Raleigh (#1479 last year) are Ashleigh (#1823 last year) and Ashley (#85). These forms of Raleigh were popular in 1991 (adoption of 3.1%) and have become much less widespread since (adoption 0.27%, down 91%), with forms like Ashley becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Raleigh, Ashleigh, Ashley in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ashleigh, Ashley outside U.S.

Similar Names

Raleigh is alike in pronunciation to Rileigh. Other suggested similar names are Analeigh, Ansleigh, Arleigh, Baileigh, Baleigh, Bayleigh, Bradleigh, Breigh, Bryleigh, Caileigh, Caleigh, Carleigh, Cayleigh, Ceileigh, Charleigh, Dafneigh, Darceigh, Darseigh, Deneigh, Emmaleigh, Hadleigh, Haileigh, Haleigh, Harleigh, Hayleigh, Hedleigh (see Hadley), Holleigh, Joleigh, Kaeleigh, Kaileigh, Kaleigh, Karleigh, Kayleigh, Kaylleigh, Kelbeigh (see Kelby), Kelleigh, Kelseigh, Kyleigh, Langleigh, Leigh, Lesleigh, Marleigh, Nataleigh, Nelseigh, Rabiah, Raenah, Raleine, Ranith, Rayleine (see Raina), Raziah, Selbeigh (see Selby) and Tereigh. These names tend to be more commonly used than Raleigh.

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