The Boy’s Name Riley


The name Riley, the male version, is quickly becoming a popular baby name in England. It dropped off in popularity for some time however in 2011 it saw a rise in popularity. The name made the top ten most popular boy’s name in England in 2012. The boy’s name Riley has its roots in Old English.


What does the name Riley mean? In Old English, it means rye field. The Irish roots of the name Riley comes from the surname Raghallach. Boys name Riley tend to be courageous and valiant. There are many variants of the name such as Rylee, Ryleigh, Ryley and Rylie. Boys named Riley tend to have an adventurous spirit and the desire to travel. They seek for some type of harmony and balance in their lives. Riley is considered a flower name and they tend to respond positively to the beautiful things that surround them. Riley’s tend to march to the beat of their own drummer and tend to rebel from tradition. They want to make up their own rules and live life by their own pace.

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