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Reilly - A very unique male name



  Nov 21,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Reilly, meaning courageous, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1985 on position #1812. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Reilly and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Reilly? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Reilly. The baby boy name Reilly was given to 96 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1212 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 17,094 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Reilly peaked in popularity 15 years ago in 2002 on position 829.



Famous with this name

Kelly Reilly
John C. Reilly
Michael Reilly Burke


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Reilly is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Reilly is currently topping the baby name charts in Connecticut at position #395 - and is the least popular in California at position #1,498.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Reilly is where you live.


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Reilly origin and meaning

Reilly is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means courageous. To see famous people named Reilly, pop culture references for the name Reilly and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Reilly

We've found the following names that sound similar to Reilly, sorted by popularity.

Raul / Riley / Royal / Roel / Rylee / Rahul / Ryley / Raoul / Rollie / Reyli /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121212
20111357
20101241
20091119
2008972
2007960
20061062
2005964
20041042
2003890
2002829
2001837
2000865
1999919
1998938
1997838
19961001
19951390
19941491
19931830
19921942
19912705
19902685
19892894
19882952
19851812

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Connecticut395
Massachusetts569
Wisconsin635
North Carolina705
Washington793
Pennsylvania995
Florida999
New York1033
Ohio1149
Texas1352
California1498

Even more about Reilly


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Reilly a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Reilly?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2002
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Reilly
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 17,094
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1985
2012 births +96

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