Meaning:rye clearing; courageous, valiant
Riley is a gender-neutral name of British origin. A versatile choice for both girls and boys, it means "rye clearing." First cultivated thousands of years ago, rye is a cereal grain that thrives under difficult conditions. With this association, you can encourage baby Riley to withstand life's challenges and overcome obstacles to achieve their dreams. Riley also stems from the Irish surname Reilly, meaning "courageous" or "valiant." If you want to honor your ancestral roots or inspire baby to be brave, this interpretation may fit the bill.

Famous People Named Riley

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  • Riley Cooper
    Football Player
  • Riley Edward Donoho
    Son of Holly Combs
  • Riley Smith
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