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What does Reilly mean?

Reilly Pronunciation of Reilly as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Reilly) is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Reilly is "outgoing people". From a different root as the similar-sounding Riley.

ASSOCIATED WITH Re-, -ly, irish






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How popular is Reilly?

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

Reilly was first listed in 1990 and reached its peak position of #809 in the U.S. in 1997, and is presently at #1788. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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?

Riley (#194 FROM RECENT DATA) and Ryley (#1682) are the prominent alternative forms of Reilly (#1788) appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Reilly were at the height of their popularity a decade ago (USAGE OF 0.23%) and are somewhat less popular today (USAGE 0.12%, DOWN 48.5%).

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

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

Similar Names

Reilly is alike in pronunciation to Rawley, Rawly, Roley, Rollo, Rolly, Rowley and Rowly. Other recommended sound-alike names are Beasly, Bently, Billy, Birly, Brily (see Briley), Brinly, Caily, Cully, Daily, Denly, Gridly (see Gridley), Headly, Hedly (see Hedley), Hernly, Hilly, Kealy, Keely, Kelly, Lesly, Lezly, Linly, Neely, Neill, Neille, Peasly, Penly, Philly, Radley, Radly, Ransly (see Ransley), Redlea, Redley, Redly (see Redley), Reggy, Rei, Reid, Reigh, Reinald, Reiner, Reinold, Reis, Reizo, Remmey, Renny, Reuel, Rey, Richy, Ricky, Ridley, Ridly (see Ridley), Rikky, Ripley, Riply (see Ripley), Risley, Risly (see Risley), Rockly (see Rockley), Rolle, Rutley, Scully, Seely, Shelly, Sicilly (see Sicily), Skelly, Sully, Tully, Wally, Wesly and Willy. These names tend to be more commonly used than Reilly.

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