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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 King (B.B. King), American musician
Riley P. Bechtel, American businessman
Riley A. Bender, American businessman and politician
Riley Breckenridge, American musician
Riley Chamberlin, American silent film actor
Riley Martin, American author
Riley Smith, American actor
Riley Swanson, American football player
Riley Odoms, American football player
Riley Matheson, American football player
Riley Cooper, American football player
Riley Griffiths, American actor
Riley Hawk, son of pro skater Tony Hawk
Riley Wilkinson, Rachelle & Jayson Wilkinson's son (quints' brother)
Riley David Brady (b. 2005), Melissa Peterman & John Brady's son

Pop Culture References for the Name Riley

Riley Finn, character from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Riley Freeman, character from The Boondocks
Riley Stavros, character from Degrassi: The Next Generation
Riley Roberts, character from American TV show "The Torkelsons"
Riley Poole, character from the National Treasure movies
Riley Parker, from Australian TV soap "Neighbours"
Riley Bay, character from the book Awoken by Serra Elinsen
Riley Biers, character from Twilight: Eclipse
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.

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