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The name Riley is a baby girl name. The name Riley comes from the Irish origin. In Irish The meaning of the name Riley is: Rye. Form of Ryley. An  Irish surname that has become a very popular girl's name.

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Boy or Girl ?: girl
Origin of name: Irish
Meaning: Rye. Form of Ryley.
Expression number: 6
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written by orla, August 23, 2009
i love this name but the spelling isnt irish ? the irish surname is spelled reilly and is a common surname
written by Kim Young, August 28, 2009
My has this name but it is spelled differently. Her name is spelled Rhiley. I think it makes it more of a girl's name.
written by erica, October 22, 2009
just so anyone who is searching for the origins of riley, it's an irish name, although there are different derivatives, like Reilly is the English version and so on.

Riley is actually a BOYS name, but in the past 5-6yrs has become popular also as a girls name. Either way it is a great name (my son's name!) but it did actually originate as a men's name and was just able to cross over into a cute, spunky little girls name!
written by Penny, October 25, 2009
I have never seen it spelled with 2 I's but we spell my 17 year old daughter's name Ryleigh. We get lots of compliments on the spelling because I think it looks more feminine. All three of my girls have boys names, I'm not sure why, we just liked them. It's a great name and my Ryleigh never seems offended when she meets a boy with the same name or a different spelling. She actually thinks it's pretty cool!
written by Angela, November 02, 2009
I spell my sons name Reiley. I thought it was cute and unique. I love the name and so do my friends and family. I also think its cute for a girl.
written by Rachel , December 15, 2009
i never knew riley was a girls name thought it was for lads? its cute for a lad
written by Kate Lech, May 05, 2010
I really like this name for a girl or a boy. It's dea cute and it's deffo an option for us :)
I'm a Riley-Girl named for a Riley-Boy
written by Riley, May 27, 2010
My mom named me Riley after my great-grandfather, and now my nephew's middle name is Riley. It's an awesome name but unfortunately it's as popular now as Jennifer and Michelle were back in the 70s & 80s. Everywhere I go there's a baby Riley - it's crazy. At least I had 20 years of being somewhat unique. :)
Riley is a beautiful name
written by Leigh Adair, July 13, 2010
I think Riley is the most beautiful name to call either a boy or a girl. I'd love to be called Riley. It sounds so soft and elegant I think. There are so many ways you can spell it too. Riley, Rhiley, Rileigh, Rylee, Rili, Rileey whatever!
written by tess hassell, August 24, 2010
riley is only name thought of to cal boy or a girl i think its unusual 4 a gals name!

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