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Gender: F Meaning of Riley: "courageous" Origin of Riley: Irish Riley's Popularity in 2012: #47

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Riley -- an upbeat, friendly Irish surname name -- is red hot for girls (though still going strong for boys). Currently, around five-thousand girls are named Riley each year! It's now Number 47 for girls--not to mention Rylee listed at 109, Ryleigh at 184, ad infinitum. Riley is one of the few contemporary androgynous names that did not lose its masculine power when it became popular for girls.

Newsperson Norah O'Donnell has a daughter named Riley Norah.

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Famous People Named Riley

Danielle Riley "Riley" Keough, actress/model (Elvis' granddaughter)
Riley Weston, American actress
Riley Maddox Blais, daughter of "Top Chef" Richard Blais

Pop Culture References for the Name Riley

Riley Daring, protagonist & Todd Daring's sister ("The Replacements")
Riley Lawrence, character in "Winning London"
Riley Carlson, character on "So Little Time"
Riley Parks, protagonist of Lifetime show "The Client List"
Riley Matthews, daughter of Cory and Topanga Matthews on "Girl Meets World"
Riley Perrin (31 episodes, 2012-2014), character on "Baby Daddy" played by Chelsea Kane

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