Meaning and Name Origin
Ryley \r(y)-ley\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Ryley) is pronounced RYE-lee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Ryley is "rye clearing". Variant of Riley. Also used for girls, though usually in variant forms like Rylee and Rylie.
Ryley has 1 variant: Ryleigh.
Ryley is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#42271 out of 88799, Top 48%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Ryley for boys. Ryley was first listed in 1997 and reached its top position of #906 in the U.S. in 2000, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Ryley and associated names. Riley (#173 last year) and Rylee (#877) are the popular varying forms of Ryley rated in the Top 1000. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity in the year 2010 and are somewhat less popular today. Riley (#173) is the most contemporarily stylish birth name among these, with this name going through a resurgence in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)