Other Origin(s):Irish
Meaning:Rye clearing; Brave
Ryley is a gender-neutral name with Old English and Irish roots. Coming from the Old English words ryge and leah, this name means “rye clearing.” As baby explores different parts of the world, from the wild meadows to the tended grain crops, this name will always help them feel like they’re one with the earth. Ryley also acts as a respelling of the Irish surname O’Reilly, traditionally spelled Ó Raghallaigh, meaning “brave.” If you want to help your bundle of joy build a a valiant heart and unbuckling spirit, the name Ryley is sure to help them hone their skills.
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