Name Riley Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Riley


Riley is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Riley thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

What is the origin of the name Riley?

The unisex name Riley derived from the Old Irish surname Ó Raghallaigh or O’Reilly, but is less common in Ireland than in e.g. Australia and New Zealand. Riley also derived from several English place names.

What does the name Riley mean?

Riley means “brave” in Irish. Besides, Riley means “rye clearing” (from Old English “ryge” = rye + “leah” = meadow/woodland/clearing).

Pronunciation of Riley

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Popularity of the name Riley

The name Riley is ranked #597 overall.

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