Home > Ryley


What does Ryley mean?

Ryley Pronunciation of Ryley [ry-ley] as a boys' name (also used less regularly 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.

Associated with: old english, clearing (meadow).


Ryley has 1 variant: Ryleigh.

1 more different relation via Riley: Rylee.

Creative forms:
(male) Neley, Weley, ..

(female) Rylai, Ryney, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ryley Tremaine (R.T.), ..

How popular is Ryley?

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)

Ryley was first listed in 1990 and reached its top position of #906 in the U.S. in 2000, and is currently at #1682. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ryley name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Riley (#194 from recent data), Rylee (#1107) and Rylie are the popular varying forms of Ryley (#1682 from recent data) rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Ryley were favored as birth names a decade ago (average #1003) and are somewhat less widespread today (#1245, down 47.5%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ryley, Riley, Rylee, Rylie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ryley is pronounced similarly to Ralegh, Rawley, Rawly, Reilley, Reilly, Roley, Rollo, Rolly, Rowlea, Rowlee, Rowley and Rowly. Other suggested similar names are Adley, Alley, Arley, Atley, Baley, Bayley, Bryley (see Briley), Byrley, Caley, Coley, Daley, Haley, Hayley, Juley, Kaley, Kayley, Kiley, Lynley, Olley, Paley, Radley, Ramey, Raylen, Redley, Rey, Ridley, Ripley, Risley, Rorey, Royle, Rudey, Rutley, Ryden, Ryder, Rye, Ryen, Ryker, Rylan, Ryne and Wiley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ryley.

See names
in meaning and etymology.