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Quick Facts on Rylee

  • Gender:
  • Unisex
  • Origin:
  • American, Irish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • N/A
Simple meaning:
Valiant, courageous

Characteristics of Rylee

  • Inspirational
  • Highly Intuitive
  • Spiritual Teacher
  • Extremely Bright
  • Uplifting
  • Truth-seeker

Etymology & Historical Origin - Rylee

Rylee is an Americanized respelling of Riley, both of which are considered unisex names. Riley comes from an old Irish given name, Raghallaigh (pronounced rah + hal + ee) which is derived from the Gaelic word “raghalach” meaning “courageous, valiant”. Riley is still a very common surname in all English speaking countries, but particularly in Ireland where it’s generally spelled “O’Reilly.” As a given name, Riley is not only considered a transferred use of a surname from Ireland, but it is also an English surname derived from a place name. In this case, the name comes from the Olde English words “ryge” (rye) and “leah” (wood, clearing). Ironically, Riley is not popular as a personal or given name in Ireland. However, it gets heavy usage in Scotland, England and Canada (as a boy’s name), but it’s the Australians and New Zealanders who are the biggest fans of Riley. Interestingly, the United States is the only country to favor the name Riley for girls over boys. The Rylee spelling gets respectable usage in the United States and Canada for girls (although it is used occasionally on American boys, as well).

Popularity of the Name Rylee

The name Rylee first appeared on the American female naming charts in 1994 and is now almost a Top 100 choice for baby girls today. The gender-neutral Riley is still more popular for girls (a Top 50), so names like Rylee and Ryleigh were created as ways to differentiate a now common name. Rylee is also on the male naming charts, but at very low points of usage. Still considered a unisex name, Rylee (like Ryleigh) are much more female in practice. There are two caveats to consider with this name: one, many Americans are beginning to voice a collective distaste for made up spelling variations of names; and two, Riley is a common dog’s name (like Marley or Bailey).
Popularity of the Unisex Name Rylee
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Rylee

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    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Rylee

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    Popular Songs on Rylee

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  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Rylee

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Rylee

    Letters To Rylee: A Devotional for Young Girls (Lynn McFall) - A road map through middle school and high school.... What girl wouldn't want that? While this book is not that road map, it does give simple advice for navigating those teenage years. Written out of the love of a mother's heart, these letters deal with teen issues ranging from friendships to beauty to purity, in a friendly, conversational way. It is heartfelt advice for young ladies beginning to make their way in this world. Recommended for ages 12-15.

  • Famous People Named Rylee

    Famous People Named Rylee

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  • Children of Famous People Named Rylee

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Personality of the Unisex Name Rylee

The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.

Variations of the Baby Name - Rylee

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