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Raleigh meaning and name origin
Raleigh \r(a)-lei-gh\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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.
Raleigh has 5 variant forms: Raileigh, Railey, Raley, Rawleigh and Rawley.
Baby names that sound like Raleigh are Rileigh, Raella, Raelee, Riley, Ryley, Rylee, Rilee and Rylie.
Popularity of Raleigh
Raleigh is not a popular first name for women but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#7067 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Raleigh for girls. (2010 statistics) Compare Raleigh with its variant forms and related girl baby names.