Baby Name Games

Riley February 17, 2007

Filed under: Girls R,Top 100 List — namegames @ 4:41 am

 United States Top 100       Boys       Girls


  • The name Riley was ranked 55 in popularity for girls in the US in 2006.
  • Riley first appeared on the girls’ charts in 1990 at 827. It has rapidly increased in popularity since then. Last year’s rank of 53 is an alltime high and it looks like it will continue to rise in popularity.

Reasons for Popularity

  • It follows the trend of girls’ names ending in ley/ly/lie/lee/leigh
  • It works well for parents avoiding nicknames.


  • The Irish meaning of Riley is “valiant.”

Alternate Spellings


  • Ry

Is your name Riley or did you choose this name for your child? Leave a comment sharing the name’s significance for you.


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