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Riley meaning and name origin

Riley \r(i)-ley\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Riley), is pronounced RY-lee. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Riley is "courageous". Variant of O'Reilly. Lately adopted for girls and boys.

Riley has 6 variant forms: Reilley, Reilly, Rilee, Rileigh, Rylee and Ryley.

Riley is also pronounced similarly to Railey, Raley, Rawley and Rilla. Other suggested similar baby names are Ailey, Eiley, Kiley and Ripley.

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Popularity of Riley

Riley is not a popular first name for females but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#187 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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