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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.
Baby names that sound like Riley are Raley and Railey.
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Popularity of Riley
Riley is not a popular first name for women but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#187 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Riley for girls. (2010 statistics) Compare Riley with its variant forms and related girl baby names.