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