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Riley meaning and name origin
Riley \r(i)-ley\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Riley), is pronounced RYE-lee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Riley is "rye clearing". Variant of Ryley. From a different root as the similar-sounding Reilly.
Baby names that sound like Riley are Risley and Roley. Other similar baby names are Kiley, Ridley, Ripley and Wiley.
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Popularity of Riley
Riley is a somewhat popular first name for men (#669 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#187 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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