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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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
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