Riley meaning and origin

Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Old English
Usage: English, English and Irish
Meaning: Brave, Courageous, Valiant, Dweller by the Rye Field, Rye Meadow, Rye Clearing, Descendant of Roghallach, Warlike and Ryge Which Means Rye
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Dominant and Venerable unisex name Riley is originated from Old English and is used substantially in English and Irish languages, meaning of Riley is "Brave, Courageous, Valiant, Dweller by the Rye Field, Rye Meadow, Rye Clearing, Descendant of Roghallach, Warlike or Ryge Which Means Rye".

Variants of Riley

Reileigh, Ryley

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Popularity of Riley

Riley is a very popular in United States where over 201037 new-borns have been given the name since 1880. At the peak of its usage in 2016, the moniker grabbed the 22nd spot and 7110 baby girls were given the name. Moreover, the first name has been to the top 50 baby names 11 times Also, Riley was a popular name in England and Wales. Over 34498 babies have been given the first name in 46 years. When at its peak in 2012, the moniker grabbed the 8th spot and 4825 baby boys were given the name. However after 46 years, the name is on free fall on the charts but still dominating the charts. Additionally, the name has been in the top 10 baby names 1 times Also, Riley was a popular name in New South Wales. Over 7098 babies have been named Riley since 1996. When at its peak in 2008, it ranked 6th when 575 parents chose the moniker for their baby boys. However after 25 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts. In addition to that, the given name has been in the top 10 baby names 3 times

Riley is common in Netherlands where over 750 new-borns have been given the name since 2015. Currently at its peak, the moniker grabbed the 139th spot and 122 baby boys were given the name. Also, Riley is common in Queensland where over 5793 new-borns have been given the name since 1995. At its zenith in 2007, the moniker grabbed the 4th spot and 465 baby boys were given the name. Also, Riley was a common name in Western Australia. Over 1576 babies have been named Riley since 2004. When at the peak of its usage in 2007,. After 10 years of usage, the name has fallen out of the charts. Additionally, the first name has been in the top 5 baby names 3 times Also, A common name in Victoria with over 2344 new-borns have been given the name since 2008. At its zenith in 2008, 378 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 8th position.

Riley is a familiar baby name in Ireland, it has been in use since 2002 and was able to reach the top 200 names. In 2012, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 101 on boy names chart when 75 babies were given the name Riley. There are over 801 babies that have been given the name Riley in Ireland. Also, in France, it has been in use since 1992 and was able to reach the top 700 names. In 2014, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 656 on boy names chart when 77 babies were named Riley. Over 714 babies in France have been named Riley.

Riley is an uncommon baby name in Belgium where it has been in use since 2007 and achieved its top ranking of 509 in 2017. Over 115 babies in Belgium have been named Riley. The given name is a common name in Canada while somewhat familiar name in Australia, England, Ghana, New Zealand, Jamaica and Brazil. As per our evaluation, over 250000 people has been named Riley globally.

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What numerology tells about Riley?

You never allow yourself to explore your options, do whatever the hell you want to do at the moment, and act as you feel, and not as others expect you to act. You always find a creative way to express how you feel and turn your pain into some masterpiece. If you had to choose which animal you want to trade your human body with, you would choose a bird? You keep following your heart in order to avoid disappointment and solitude.

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  •  Flora - Pleasing and Perennial unisex name Flora is dominantly used in Norwegian, Finnish and Arabic, meaning of Flora is "The Word Flos Which is of the Meaning Flower Blossom, Flower or Form of Florence" is rooted from Latin. On the list of baby girl names, prevailing Flora managed to reach 465 in year 1957 in United States
  •  Gary - Mainly used in Swedish, Norwegian and Danish long standing and celebrated, Gary is originated from Welsh and Irish, meaning of Gary is "Spear or Hard or Strong" is used for both sexes
  •  Denise - Noteworthy and Ceaseless Denises origin is Old Greek is used especially in English and French, meaning of Denise is "God of Wine or Nun" is given to both genders
  •  Bert - Used in Finnish, Norwegian and Scandinavian unfading and famed, Bert means "Composition, Famous or Shining" which is rooted from English, Germanic and Old High German is used as a gender insensitive name
  •  Irene - Trendy and Conifer Irene is originated from Old Greek, Irene means "The Peaceful or Palm Tree", mainly used in Norwegian, German and Swedish is given to both boys and girls
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Namesakes of Riley

    Riley Darnell, Tennessee Secretary of State
  • Riley Dobi Noel, murderer executed for the June 5, 1995 murder of Marcell Young, 17, Malak Hussian, 10
  • Riley Brett, American racecar driver
  • Riley Franklin McConnell, United States Navy officer
  • Riley P. Bechtel, American billionaire heir and businessman
  • Riley Keough, American actress, model and producer
  • Riley Weston, actress and screenwriter from Poughkeepsie
  • Riley Puckett, American country music pioneer
  • Riley Hern, Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender
  • Riley Smith, American actor
  • Riley Breckenridge, drummer for the band Thrice
  • Riley Odoms, former American football tight end
  • Riley Martin, {{cite web
  • Riley Smith, quarterback for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League during the late 1930s
  • Riley Wallace, retired American basketball coach
  • Riley Chamberlin, American silent film actor
  • Riley Cote, former Canadian professional ice hockey left winger and formerly an assistant coach with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League
  • Riley Skinner, former American football quarterback
  • Riley J. Wilson, Louisiana educator, attorney
  • Riley L. Pitts, United States Army Captain and the first African-American commissioned officer to receive the Medal of Honor
  • Riley Armstrong, Canadian professional ice hockey coach and a former player
  • Riley E. Stratton, American attorney and judge in Oregon
  • Riley Matheson, professional American football player
  • Riley Nash, Canadian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League
  • Riley Swanson, Riley Swanson, Jr
  • Riley Mattson, former American football offensive tackle
  • Riley O'Neill, Canadian professional soccer player
  • Riley Chase in Wannabe Dyke as Actress
  • Riley Van Cleve in The Final Contract as Actress
  • Riley Rose Campbell in Haven't We Been Here Before? as Actress
  • Riley Griffiths is an American actor, best known for his role as Charles Kaznyk in the 2011 film Super 8.
  • Riley Novak is notable for his acting in movie Mystery Mansion
  • Riley Baxter played the vital role of Black in 1999 movie Inkslingers.
  • In 1915 drama film, Wildfire, Riley Hatch played Matt Donovan.
  • Riley Hill, from 1945 action and adventure movie The Navajo Trail, who played Ranger Paul Mason.
  • Riley Clermont, from 2005 comedy flick Stealing God, who played the Don.

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