Riley Name Meaning & Origin

Riley

Pronunciation: RIY-lee, RIY-ə-lee (key)

Origin of the name Riley:

Transferred use of the surname derived from the Old English elements ryge (rye) and lēah (wood, clearing, meadow). The name was indicative of one who dwelled near a rye field.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Reilly, Rylee

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Comments and insights on the name Riley: | Edit

If your name is Riley you probably pick up packets of chik fil a sauce off of the dirty ground and save it for later for yourself

You also probably get all of the lead roles in your high school even if the role is a black male and your understudy is a black male for some reason

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Im friends with a guy named Riley and he broke my heart and left me for a sophomore

My best friend is named Riley and I would kill a man for him

I understudy Riley playing the role of a black male and I want to die

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a god

Meanings and history of the name Riley: | Edit

the most epic name youll ever see

Famous real-life people named Riley: | Edit

the star of the black history show
Riley Edward Donoho (b. 2006), son of American actress and television producer Holly Marie Combs
Riley John Wagner-Lewis (b. 2006), son of American television personality and Hollywood reporter Katie Wagner
Riley Doran Manno (b. 2018), son of American television and radio host Kevin Manno and American television personality, correspondent, host, spokesperson, and blogger Ali Fedotowsky-Manno, brother to Molly Sullivan

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no scrubs - tlc

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Creative?

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Strong?

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