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pinWhat does Riley mean?

Riley /ri-ley/ as a boys' name (also used more regularly as girls' 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.


pinVariations

Riley has 2 variants: Rylee and Ryley.

Affiliated boy name: Briley.

Riley has 1 more different relation via Reilly, Ryley: Reilley.

Riley has 2 feminine forms: Briley and Rylee.

Kreatif forms: Rayley, Reley, Rikley. [more]

pinHow popular is Riley?

Riley is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#669 out of 1220, Top 55%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#210 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Riley for boys. Riley reached its peak position of #99 in the U.S. in 2002, and is presently at #173. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Riley and related names. Rylee (#877 in 2014), Ryley and Reilly are the popular varying forms of Riley (#173 in 2014). These forms of Riley were favored as baby names in 2008 (adoption of 0.299%) and are almost as popular today (adoption 0.238%, 20.6%). Riley is the longstanding favorite. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Riley, Reilly, Rylee, Ryley in U.S.

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


pinSimilar Names

Riley is alike in pronunciation to Ralegh, Raleigh, Rawley, Rawly, Roley, Rollie, Rollo, Rolly, Rowlea, Rowlee, Rowley, Rowly and Ryleigh. Other suggested similar baby names are Kiley, Reuel, Ridley, Ripley, Risley, Rolle, Royle, Ruel and Wiley. These names tend to be less commonly used than Riley.

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