Riley - Meaning Of Riley, What Does Riley Mean?

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Riley Meaning


What does Riley mean, popularity, numerology and more.

The name Riley is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Riley is "courageous, valiant".  

It is also of rye meadow and origin, where its meaning is "".

Riley is used as both a boys and girls name. It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ri-ley.

In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 47  in baby name popularity for girls with 4761 occurrences.  It ranked 173 in popular baby names for boys with 2429 occurrences. 

View the Riley Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Riley has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Riley to other names.


Variants of the name Riley include Reilley, Reilly, Ryle, Rylee, Ryleigh, Ryley, Rylie, Ryllie, Rylly.

Riley falls into the flower name category.

Would you like to fingerspell the name Riley in American Sign Language?
Then just follow the diagram below.

Just for fun, see the name Riley in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Riley in Nautical Flags page.

Looking for something more mystical? Visit the Riley Numerology page.

Riley Numerology
Riley in Hieroglyhics
Riley in Nautical Flags
Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.

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