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Gender: M Meaning of Riley: "courageous" Origin of Riley: Irish Riley's Popularity in 2014: #173

Riley -- a friendly, popular surname choice -- is rising faster now for girls than boys; Riley's in the female Top 50. Still, there are lots of athetes and other notable real-life namesakes for a boy named Riley, as well as fictional ones in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Twilight: Eclipse.

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Famous People Named Riley

Riley "B.B." King, American blues musician
(James) Riley Breckenridge, American drummer of band Thrice
Riley Chamberlin, American silent film actor
Riley Lee Martin, American author and radio host
Riley Bryant Smith, American actor
Riley Mackey Odoms, American NFL football player
Riley Matheson, American NFL football player
Riley Thomas Cooper, American NFL football player
Riley Griffiths, American actor
Riley Sweeney Lynch (b. 1992), son of director David Lynch and producer Mary Sweeney
Riley Hawk, son of skateboarder Tony Hawk
Riley (b. 2009), son of supermodel Jourdan Dunn
Riley Wilkinson, son of Rachelle & Jayson Wilkinson; quintuplets' brother
Riley David Brady (b. 2005), son of actress Melissa Peterman and John Brady
Riley Ken'ichi Marino, son of actor Ken Marino
Riley James David Hill (b. 2009), son of reality TV personality Steven Hill of "The Real World"
Riley Grazer (b. 1986), son of film producer Brian Grazer
Riley Kinnear (b. 2010), son of actors Rory Kinnear and Pandora Collin
Riley Broudie, son of musician Ian Broudie of The Lightning Seeds

Pop Culture References for the Name Riley

Riley Finn, character on TV's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
Riley Freeman, character in The Boondocks comic strip and TV series
Riley Stavros, character on TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation"
Riley Roberts, character on TV's "The Torkelsons"
Riley Poole, character in the National Treasure movies
Riley Parker, character on Australian TV soap "Neighbours"
Riley Costello, character on British soap "Hollyoaks"
Riley Bay, character in "Awoken" by Serra Elinsen
Riley Biers, character in the Twilight Saga
Riley Douglas Martin, character on TV's "Living with Fran"
The "Riley" was an iconic make of British motor car (automobile) named after its originators, the Riley family. Riley (as distinct from Reilly) is not always an Irish surname - it also originates in the English county of Lancashire.
"The Life of Riley," song by The Lightning Seeds

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