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Gender: Female Meaning of Raleigh: "meadow of deer" Origin of Raleigh: English

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

From the experts:

An attractive North Carolina unisex place name, Raleigh's soft sound is particularly appropriate for a girl.

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Famous People Named Raleigh

Raleigh Shuck, American child actress

Pop Culture References for the name Raleigh

Raleigh is the capital city of the state of North Carolina
Raleigh Becket, a character in Pacific Rim

Rawleigh, Ralegh, Rawle, Rawling, Rawley, Rawlyn, Rawly


beachbear Says:


I love this name. I've never heard it used but it's a gorgeous place name.

Yessica Says:


Looks like riley for some odd reason.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I really, really, really do not like -eigh/-leigh endings. They make beautiful names look complicated and over trendy. But Raleigh I couldn't see spelling any other way. I really like it!

ldougie Says:


I would like this but it sounds like a youneek spelling of Riley, which it isn't.