Riley

Pronunciation: re-e-le-he-e
Origin: United Kingdom
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: British Isles

Riley is a gender-neutral name of British and Irish origin, meaning "rye clearing" or "courageous" and "valiant". The name has its roots in Old English, where it is derived from the terms "ryge" (rye) and "leah" (woodland clearing). In the Irish tradition, Riley comes from the surname Reilly, which is derived from the Gaelic word "raghalach". The name gained its meaning of "valiant" when it first appeared as Raghallach in the Battle of Clontarf. The name Riley has gained popularity in recent years due to its gender-neutrality and association with overcome life's challenges. It has been used in popular culture, such as the Twilight series, which has contributed to its popularity.

Riley Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Riley is currently #52 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Riley is currently #52 on Kiindred Boy Names

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