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Meaning and name origin

Raleigh \r(a)-lei-gh\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Raleigh), is pronounced RAH-lee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Raleigh is "roe deer's meadow". Use is probably homage to Sir Walter Raleigh, explorer and court favorite of Queen Elizabeth I, who is supposed to have spread his cape over a puddle so she could cross with dry feet. The city in North Carolina was named for him.

Raleigh has 4 variant forms: Ralegh, Rawleigh, Rawley and Rawly.


Popularity

Raleigh is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1051 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#7067 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Raleigh for boys (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Raleigh name in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Raleigh is also pronounced similarly to Rowleigh and Ryleigh. Other suggested similar baby names are Haleigh and Radleigh. These names tend to be less commonly used than Raleigh.

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