Riley - A unique female name
Riley, meaning rye clearing; courageous, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1985 on position #2187. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Riley and more.
With that position 1 in 296 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Riley peaked in popularity 10 years ago in 2009 on position 38.
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Riley is currently topping the charts in...Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Riley is currently topping the baby name charts in Delaware at position #17 - and is the least popular in Utah at position #204.
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 Riley is where you live.
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Riley origin and meaningRiley is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means rye clearing; courageous. To see famous people named Riley, pop culture references for the name Riley and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.
Similar to Riley
We've found the following names that sound similar to Riley, sorted by popularity.Rylee / Rylie / Reilly / Raylee / Ryley / Rilee / Rhylee / Rilla / Raul / Rylea /
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.
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Even more about Riley
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