What does Raleigh mean?
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.
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)
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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.