Riley Name Gender

Is Riley a boys name or a girls name? Find out here.

Since 1910, 45.7% of babies named Riley were boys.

In 2018, 19.4% of babies named Riley were boys.

Based on data from The United States Social Security Administration.


Infographic of Riley name meaning, which is Derived from the English surname Reilly meaning rye clearing, Riley is also a place name.
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Riley Name Popularity

How popular is the name Riley? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Riley was the 248th most popular boys name, representing 0.1047% of boy births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Riley has been the 303rd most popular boys name, representing 0.0597% of boy births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 302 33 0.0094%
1911 493 11 0.003%
1912 392 56 0.0111%
1913 430 61 0.0108%
1914 547 48 0.0069%
1915 438 112 0.0123%
1916 447 115 0.0119%
1917 467 109 0.0109%
1918 445 132 0.0123%
1919 415 158 0.0151%
1920 449 141 0.0127%
1921 472 131 0.0114%
1922 467 139 0.0125%
1923 463 135 0.0121%
1924 482 129 0.0111%
1925 497 113 0.01%
1926 447 143 0.013%
1927 458 139 0.0126%
1928 473 129 0.0121%
1929 476 119 0.0115%
1930 451 133 0.0127%
1931 474 104 0.0105%
1932 488 101 0.0102%
1933 435 118 0.0127%
1934 432 129 0.0133%
1935 460 113 0.0116%
1936 461 111 0.0115%
1937 478 100 0.0101%
1938 490 104 0.0102%
1939 489 98 0.0096%
1940 474 107 0.0101%
1941 448 132 0.0117%
1942 482 121 0.0096%
1943 487 124 0.0095%
1944 489 114 0.0092%
1945 499 107 0.0088%
1946 506 125 0.0085%
1947 499 142 0.0085%
1948 499 135 0.0085%
1949 504 131 0.0081%
1950 587 90 0.0056%
1951 545 113 0.0067%
1952 540 126 0.0072%
1953 575 113 0.0064%
1954 602 106 0.0058%
1955 644 88 0.0048%
1956 668 84 0.0044%
1957 635 100 0.0052%
1958 715 65 0.0034%
1959 695 78 0.0041%
1960 787 52 0.0027%
1961 748 60 0.0032%
1962 745 64 0.0035%
1963 825 43 0.0024%
1964 800 48 0.0027%
1965 1,143 14 0.0009%
1966 797 43 0.0028%
1967 957 22 0.0014%
1968 762 51 0.0034%
1969 858 41 0.0027%
1970 1,146 20 0.0013%
1971 812 57 0.0038%
1972 888 40 0.0029%
1973 878 41 0.0032%
1974 970 33 0.0025%
1975 922 41 0.0032%
1976 1,154 21 0.0016%
1977 828 61 0.0045%
1978 696 98 0.0073%
1979 699 103 0.0073%
1980 740 92 0.0063%
1981 659 120 0.0082%
1982 616 148 0.0099%
1983 600 153 0.0104%
1984 533 213 0.0143%
1985 481 278 0.0183%
1986 433 348 0.0231%
1987 395 438 0.0287%
1988 384 483 0.031%
1989 340 643 0.0398%
1990 309 792 0.0478%
1991 292 849 0.0521%
1992 266 1,038 0.065%
1993 216 1,362 0.0874%
1994 194 1,575 0.1026%
1995 170 1,906 0.1265%
1996 146 2,379 0.1589%
1997 135 2,829 0.1913%
1998 127 3,011 0.2012%
1999 127 2,966 0.1981%
2000 109 3,417 0.2237%
2001 105 3,645 0.2419%
2002 99 3,959 0.2642%
2003 104 4,073 0.2677%
2004 106 4,109 0.2696%
2005 106 4,110 0.2688%
2006 101 4,388 0.2802%
2007 109 3,969 0.2516%
2008 106 4,127 0.267%
2009 107 3,785 0.2532%
2010 105 3,638 0.2525%
2011 111 3,457 0.2426%
2012 133 2,873 0.2016%
2013 156 2,550 0.1791%
2014 174 2,437 0.1673%
2015 192 2,082 0.1431%
2016 224 1,696 0.1176%
2017 252 1,443 0.1034%
2018 248 1,438 0.1047%

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What names sound like Riley?

If you like how Riley sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Riley.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Risley

Meadow with shrubs

English

Roley

Renowned land

German


What names are similar to Riley?

Find a name that’s like Riley, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Kiley

Narrow, straight

Gaelic

Ridley

Reed meadow

English

#1,780 (0.0019%)  
Ripley

Shouting man's meadow

English

Wiley

Crafty

English

#1,401 (0.0041%)  

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4 Comments

  1. Love it all

  2. I love unisex names for boys and girls.

    I love that it’s for both sex’s but I dislike that people mistake my son for a girl.

    Riley is a big blessing in my eyes.

  3. I chose Riley because it was a name that I had always liked. I was suppose to have a girl but when the time came to have my baby he came out a boy!.
    I don’t dislike anything about his name it suits Him well.

  4. Sad times flying bye hes getting teeth and so loving he gives hug and kisses I wish I could freeze time


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