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Gender: Female Origin of Ryleigh: Spelling variation of Riley Meaning of Riley: Irish, "courageous" Ryleigh's Popularity in 2017: #161

The name Ryleigh is a girl's name of Irish origin. Ryleigh is ranked #161 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Baby Names So Far In They're Out and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name Your Own Family, Choose Their Family".

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Another increasingly well-used, more feminine, form of Riley, this one is particularly popular in the South.

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Famous People Named Ryleigh

Ryleigh Buck, American softball player.
Ryleigh Gillespie, Canadian country singer of duo Robyn & Ryleigh.
Ryleigh Paige Kennemer (b. 2014), daughter of reality TV personalities Myranda Trevino and Eric Kennemer of "16 and Pregnant".

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Comments

I'm Dakota Says:

2018-12-22T11:08:39

Rylie, Reilly and Riley are nice. This is just weird.

indiefendi2 Says:

2017-01-13T02:27:59

Look..... to be quite honest there's really nothing "unique" about Riley at this point, or any alternate spelling of it, because there if you combine all the variations of Riley in the Top 1000, there are almost 11,000 different Rileys, Rylies, Rylees, etc. born last year. Ryleigh alone was over 1,000 births of that making it 198th most popular name.

Ryleigh Says:

2017-01-03T06:09:42

What's wrong with that? It's not supposed to be Irish or from anywhere in particular it was just made to be made and add a larger variety of ideas for ways to spell Riley and to be unique.

Ryleigh Says:

2017-01-03T06:02:42

It's not... Trust me.

Ryleigh Says:

2017-01-03T06:00:40

This is my name and I like it. So what if it's different it doesn't really matter if it's just a different way of spelling of Riley. No one really cares about origins anymore so stop complaining about it. If you have a problem with it try walking up to someone with their name spelled like this and say "I hate the way your name is spelled" or "Your name is a mistake" or even better "Your family is obviously stupid because they can't spell your name correctly". If your gonna trash a name that is perfectly fine(that doesn't use numbers or letters as if you're treating them as a lab rat like EgQf391480) and is made to be unique then just f*** off! You can't just trash people's names online for no reason. Seriously I don't understand why seeing names spelled differently makes people so mad. If you're mad at this name because of someone then I'm sorry not all Ryleigh's are the same. If it's because it's becoming/came from the idea of trends then where did your name come from, why does it have to be spelled a specific way, and why can't you accept changing times? The world is constantly evolving while it is destroying itself and could be destroyed in an instant. So why not just accept it as a perfectly fine name and shut up before the world ends and before your life ends?

autumnreverie Says:

2016-06-17T02:41:56

How is this misspelling feminine or more feminine?

autumnreverie Says:

2016-06-17T02:39:49

How is this a feminine form/spelling of Riley?

Marlaina Says:

2016-05-17T19:28:30

I see nothing wrong with this spelling. It looks like it's pronounced and seems to have been made to look more feminine than the original form.
I wouldn't use it but I wouldn't harshly judge anyone who has.

indiefendi2 Says:

2015-02-08T03:57:41

Seamus is pronounced shay-mus
Saoirse is pronounced seer-sha
Siobhan is pronounced sha-vaughn

I don't know what this Ryleigh mess is though.

indiefendi2 Says:

2015-02-08T03:48:59

What I meant to say the Ryleigh spelling is not at all authentic. It's "kre8iv". It's "trendy". It's awful. It's unnecessary. Ryleigh looks like something a teen mom would use. Is "Ryleigh" common in Ireland? No. Have you seen me rip apart Saoirse, Niamh, Caoimhe, and Fionnuala? No. Ryleigh made up Americanization. Americans take nice names like Mason and make them Maeiysen. If it ain't broke don't break it.

laurelrobyn Says:

2015-02-08T00:49:42

I don't have a problem with this spelling, but the issue for me is that if it was used today (since Yooneek spellings are very popular right now) people would deem this as part of that fad. It's unfortunate, but they are getting very bad reactions and being highly judged. People instantly assumed someone with a uniquely spelled name came from an under educated family. It's wrong, but for that reason alone I steer clear of any name that could be perceived that way. Perhaps in a few generations, this form could be usable again. Sorry for the anglicizing, but it's bound to happen. No need to get upset.

MarieLalie Says:

2015-02-08T00:13:12

People in this website can be so xenophobic, it's painful. I also saw people in this site insult names in origin languages claiming they are versions of english names and saying they are not welcomed inthe USA. It's honestly, terrible

alexandra mae Says:

2015-02-07T22:47:59

Why claim that Riley or Reilly are cute but then jump ship at the last second and say there aren't Ys in the Irish language? TRUST ME, I've seen you and others on this site ripping foreign, originally spelled, not anglicized names apart because they don't fit your idea of a good name or they're atrocious or maybe you're just ignorant and can't use google for a second. Either way, I know you'd be all over a listing for Raghallaigh, saying how terrible it is.

No Ys in the Irish language, yet the Arabic alphabet and English have them and Reilly and Riley are both incredibly common in Ireland, so what's your point again?

indiefendi2 Says:

2015-02-07T18:49:52

I think I was the one who wrote the comment. The spelling is God awful. It is a bastardization of a simple, cute name. Riley or Reilly. What the **** is Ryleigh? Last I checked there are no y's in the Irish language. This is some Americanized mess.

alchemicallypurplefairy Says:

2015-02-07T18:30:11

Gaelic refers to Celtic/Scottish names. All of the names you've listed are of Irish origin.

Seamus and Siobhan are this language's variations of James and John. Saoirse is a name originating in Irish. Fun fact, Ryleigh is the odd one out. It's an American kriaytif spelling of the original, Riley. In many people's opinion, it is an abomination. It's also completely uncalled for for you to claim the person can't pronounce them. Many people can't pronounce Seamus, Siobhan, or Saoirse right on the first try! Or the second! Again, Ryleigh is the odd one out. It's quite easy to figure out. The letters are pronounced the way we pronounce them in English. Therefore, you're being kind of a jerk and your "argument" (if you can even call it that) is completely invalid.

Guest Says:

2014-12-06T03:10:34

this is an abomination