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Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 27 Views | 🔊 15 Pronunciations
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Gender: Unisex

Origin: Irish

Meaning: Brave, Courageous

Pronunciation: RY-lee, ˈraɪ.li, R AY L IY

Popularity Rank: #5,999

On this page:

  • 1. Riley Meaning
  • 2. Riley Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Riley
  • 4. Translations of Riley
  • 5. Riley Name Popularity
  • 6. Riley popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Riley
  • 8. Latest News about Riley
  • 9. Nicknames for Riley
  • 10. Riley Name Poster
  • 11. Names similar to Riley

Riley Meaning

Derived from the Irish surname O'Raghailligh, meaning 'valiant'. It is used as a given name for both boys and girls.

Riley also means "Brave, Courageous, Valiant, Dweller by the Rye Field, Rye Meadow".

Riley is commonly found in United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, and 66 more countries.

Riley Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: RY-lee

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): ˈraɪ.li

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: R AY L IY

R: Pronounce as in "red" (R EH D)

AY: Pronounce as in "say" (S EY)

L: Pronounce as in "let" (L EH T)

IY: Pronounce as in "see" (S IY)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Riley Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Riley is recorded 9,538 times globally, ranking it as the 5,999th most common name worldwide.

Riley is most prevalent in United States of America, with 6,220 occurrences, making it the 792th most popular name in the country.

In United States of America, the name Riley is found among 1 in every 291 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Riley Popularity by Country

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United States of America#7921 : 291
Canada#4761 : 294
United Kingdom#1,0731 : 499
South Africa#6,4681 : 11,608
Netherlands#3,6721 : 2,831
France#11,8681 : 16,300
Costa Rica#2,1311 : 2,100
Italy#16,2381 : 21,117
Hong Kong#5,2191 : 9,027
Nigeria#11,5611 : 25,210
Singapore#7,3391 : 15,270
Peru#15,4801 : 39,775
Malaysia#34,0171 : 86,547

List of countries the name Riley is rarely found

Riley popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Riley from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Riley

📰 Latest News about Riley

Stay updated with the most recent news about Riley. Read on to catch up with Riley's latest headlines

Last Updated: May 30, 2024 12:31 AM (GMT + 5.30)

  • Priscilla Presley Wishes 'Beautiful' and 'Talented' Granddaughter Riley Keough a 'Very Happy' 35th Birthday - PEOPLE
    Source: PEOPLE | Published on: May 30, 2024
  • Braves Minor League Recap: Grant Holmes, Riley Frey continue to dominate - Battery Power
    Source: Battery Power | Published on: May 29, 2024
  • Ira Winderman: And just like that, clock ticking on Heat, Pat Riley, Jimmy Butler - South Florida Sun Sentinel
    Source: South Florida Sun Sentinel | Published on: May 29, 2024
  • Riley Keough celebrates 35th birthday with Under the Bridge co-stars - The News International
    Source: The News International | Published on: May 29, 2024
  • Riley Keough steps out to grab a smoothie - after helping to thwart attempts from 'Nigerian scammers' plottin - Daily Mail
    Source: Daily Mail | Published on: May 29, 2024
  • Report: Lincoln Riley, USC attempted to get out of playing LSU - On3
    Source: On3 | Published on: May 29, 2024
  • 'He ran him over': Family of Riley Doggett upset after prosecutor decides not to file charges - FOX 17 West Michigan News
    Source: FOX 17 West Michigan News | Published on: May 29, 2024
  • Only Riley Thompson Until Penn State Football - Black Shoe Diaries
    Source: Black Shoe Diaries | Published on: May 28, 2024
  • Riley Gaines rips the left after trans athlete wins state title: 'We are a nation in decline' - Fox News
    Source: Fox News | Published on: May 27, 2024
  • Davis Riley wins Colonial for first individual PGA Tour victory - ESPN
    Source: ESPN | Published on: May 27, 2024

Nicknames for Riley

Riotous Riley, Radiant Riley, Rebel Riley, Ravishing Riley, Rainbow Riley, Royal Riley, Riddle Riley, Renaissance Riley, Rumble Riley, Rhapsody Riley

Riley Name Poster

Riley Name Poster

Names similar to Riley

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