Riley, Rylee, Reilly

Name Nerds main

FOR REAL: Riley has two origins. The first is as an English surname, which comes from a place name meaning "rye field; clearing." It can also be a variation of Reilly, which is an anglicization of the Irish surname Ó Raghailligh, which means "descendant of Raghailleach," a personal name of unknown meaning. As a first name, Riley has been used for men since at least the 19th century and for women since the 1980s.

diminutives: Ry

other recorded spellings: Rylee, Rylie, Ryleigh, Rileigh, Ryley, Rilee, Reiley, Reily, Rylea, Rielly, Reily, Rielly