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Reilly (girl)

What does Reilly mean?

Reilly Pronunciation of Reilly as a name for girls (also used more commonly as boys' name Reilly) has the meaning "courageous". Reilly is an alternate spelling of Riley (Irish, Gaelic): variation of O'Reilly.



VARIANTS Ryley, Rylee, Rileigh, Rilee, Reilley




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How popular is Reilly?

Reilly is an uncommon given name for females but a very popular surname for all people (#780 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Reilly was first listed in 1994 and reached its highest position of #623 in the U.S. in 1998, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2016 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Rilee (#1681 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Rileigh (#1682), Riley (#22), Rylee (#105) and Ryley are the prominent related forms of Reilly rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Reilly were popular with parents in 2016 (MEDIAN #1248). Riley is the firm favorite, although Rylee appears to be gaining popularity too, while Reilly is now somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Reilly, Rilee, Rileigh, Riley, Rylee, Ryley in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Riley, Rylee outside U.S.

Similar Names

Reilly is alike in pronunciation to Raella, Railey, Raley, Rawley, Rella and Rilla. Other recommended sound-alike names are Ally, Bailly, Baily, Billy, Brily, Cally, Cecely, Cilly, Colly, Delly, Dolly, Eily, Elly, Emilly, Fernly, Gilly, Haily, Hally, Hilly, Jilly, Jully, Kally, Kealy, Keely, Keighly, Kelly, Keyely, Laily, Lally, Lilly, Lolly, Mally, Melly, Milly, Molly, Neilla, Neille, Nelly, Neroly (see Nerola), Philly, Rainey, Reid, Reida, Reiko, Reina, Reinella, Remy, Renay, Renell, Renelle, Reney, Renilde, Rexalla, Rexella, Rey, Reyney, Ricky, Rikky, Rivy, Rozely (see Rosalie), Sally, Sessilly, Sicilly, Teill, Teille, Tilly, Vally, Verly and Willy. These names tend to be more commonly used than Reilly.

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