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Gender: Male Meaning of Raleigh: "meadow of roe deer" Origin of Raleigh: English

The name Raleigh is a boy's name of English origin meaning "meadow of roe deer". Raleigh and is often added to lists like Unique Boy Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Attractive North Carolina place-name and surname of explorer Sir Walter Raleigh. Distinctive, classy-but-approachable choice for either sex.

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Famous People Named Raleigh

Raleigh Ritchie, male British Singer

Pop Culture References for the name Raleigh

Raleigh is the capital city of the state of North Carolina
Raleigh Silvers, minor character in the anime One Piece
Raleigh St. Clair, Bill Murray's character in "The Royal Tenenbaums"
Raleigh Becket, Charlie Hunnam's character in "Pacific Rim"

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the 3 esses Says:


A nice and somewhat unique name

caetano Says:


Best place name for a boy. So classy and handsome

clairels Says:


I think Raleigh is a lovely and unique name for a girl. Your dad made a good choice!

Raleigh Says:


My name is Raleigh because my dad was from North Carolina and he liked the name... I'm a girl though and this name is meant for guys so I think I'm one of the very few only girls named this in the world... I think it's pretty cool but weird at the same time