What does Ryley mean?
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 (#58999 out of 150436, Top 39%). (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 2010 (usage of 0.3883%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.3167%, down 18.5%). Riley (#173) is the most contemporarily stylish birth name among these, with this name going through a resurgence in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)