Quick Facts on Ryleigh
- American, Irish
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Characteristics of Ryleigh
Etymology & Historical Origin - Ryleigh
Ryleigh is a made-up spelling variant of the non-gender-specific name Riley (in an apparent attempt to feminize this unisex name). Riley comes from an old Irish given name, Raghallaigh (pronounced rah-hal-ee) which is derived from the Gaelic word “raghalach” meaning ‘courageous, valiant.’ The name is still very common as a surname, particularly in Ireland, where it’s spelled “O’Reilly.” The 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 Old English words “ryge” (rye) and “leah” (wood, clearing). Due to the popularity of the forename Riley, many spelling variants have subsequently popped up in the United States.
Popularity of the Name Ryleigh
While the name Riley is distinctly unisex in the United States (as well as…dare we say it…a popular name for dogs), Ryleigh is distinctly female thanks to the “leigh” suffix. Ryleigh first entered the U.S. popularity charts in 1999, and for the past ten plus years, the name has only shown forward growth. It hasn’t reached a top 100 position and we doubt it will. The name is just too trendy with too much competition from other respellings. Plus, eventually, American parents are going to realize they’re giving a dog’s name to their child. Hate to say it, but you know it’s true. Although we have to admit this fact does give the name some “cuteness.” Ryleigh showed up on the charts about ten years after Riley (which debuted in 1990). This is clearly a trendy name, so spelling variations were only asking to be created.
Popularity of the Girl Name Ryleigh
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Ryleigh
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Ryleigh
Ryleigh We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Ryleigh.
Popular Songs on Ryleigh
Ryleigh - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Ryleigh.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Ryleigh
Ryleigh's Little Bug Book (Helen Marie Burns) - Ryleigh’s Little Bug Book came from a request from my sister Betty for Ryleigh, my great granddaughter, so she would enjoy the wonderful world of bugs. It’s a simple, playful story with a message. It gives a delightful view of bugs we encounter every day and why we need each other. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Ryleigh
Famous People Named Ryleigh - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Ryleigh.
Children of Famous People Named Ryleigh
Famous People who Named their Child Ryleigh - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Ryleigh.
Ryleigh - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Ryleigh - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Ryleigh.
Personality of the Girl Name Ryleigh
The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.
Variations of the Baby Name - Ryleigh