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What does Raley mean?

Raley Pronunciation of Raley [ra-ley] as a girls' name is of Old English derivation, and the name Raley means "roe deer's meadow". Raley is an alternate form of Raleigh (Old English): place name.

Associated with: old english, deer, meadow.


Raley has 4 variants: Raileigh, Railey, Rawleigh and Rawley.

Creative forms:
(female) Ralei, Ranley, ..

(male) Rase, Rave, ..

Middle name pairings:
Raley Kiera (R.K.), ..

How popular is Raley?

Raley is an uncommon first name for women but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#5012 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. The only prominent varying form of Raley (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000 is Raleigh (#1479 a year ago). Other forms, like Railey, are uncommon. Adoption of this form of Raley was common among parents in 2015 (#1479). (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Raley and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Raley is alike in pronunciation to Raelee, Raella, Raula, Rayla, Reilley, Reilly, Rella, Rilee, Riley, Rilla, Rylee, Ryley and Rylie. Other recommended names are Adley, Arley, Bailey, Cacey, Cailey, Caley, Carey, Catey, Coley, Dacey, Daney, Earley, Eiley, Hadley, Haeley, Hailey, Haley, Halley, Harley, Jacey, Jamey, Joley, Juley, Kacey, Kaeley, Kahley, Kailey, Kaley, Katey, Kayley, Kealey, Kyley, Lacey, Laney, Macey, Marley, Mazey, Rae, Rahel, Rainey, Rainy, Rakel, Ramee, Ranay, Randy, Ranee, Raven, Ray, Rayney, Reney, Rey, Ripley, Rosaley, Rosey, Roxey, Rubey, Salley, Samey, Tacey, Talley, Taney and Valley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Raley.

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