What does Reilly mean?
Reilly [reil-ly] 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: irish.
Reilly has 1 variant: Reilley.
1 more different relation via Riley: Ryley.Creative forms:
(male) Rioly, Roly, ..
(female) Reildy, Reilla, .. Middle name pairings:
Reilly Emerson (R.E.), ..
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)
Which version is better?with its variant form and related boy names. Riley (#194 from recent data) and Ryley (#1682) are the prominent alternative forms of Reilly (#1788 from recent data) 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%).
Reilly is alike in pronunciation to Rawley, Rawly, Roley, Rollo, Rolly, Rowley and Rowly. Other recommended 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.See names in meaning and etymology.