Quick Facts on Rylie
- American, Irish
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Etymology & Historical Origin - Rylie
Rylie is an Americanized female variant of the unisex name Riley. 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). Riley is most popular as a boy’s name and shows up on the naming charts in England, Canada and particularly Australia. Ironically, the name is not used in Ireland (as a personal name). Interestingly, the United States is the only country to favor the name Riley for girls over boys. Rylie was developed as an alternate feminine spelling in America.
Popularity of the Name Rylie
The Riley family of names is super new to the American naming charts, having only appeared since the 1990s. As the unisex name Riley became hugely popular for both males and females, creative respellings of this name began to emerge. For girls, Riley is the most popular spelling, followed by Rylee and Ryleigh. Rylie is the least popular female spelling of this name. About 10% of the girls named “Riley” are getting the “Rylie” spelling. Rylie is a “cutesy” name that – we’re sorry to say – lacks elegance and timeless grace. It’s just plain adorable and therefore somewhat childish. It is also a highly popular name for dogs – something to seriously consider before naming your child Rylie/Riley. It reminds us of Bailey or Marley that way. We completely respect your decision if you’re seriously hell bent on this name, but we do consider it a fleeting fad – destined for obscurity in the somewhat near future.
Popularity of the Girl Name Rylie
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Rylie
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Rylie
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Popular Songs on Rylie
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Rylie
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Famous People Named Rylie
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Children of Famous People Named Rylie
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Rylie - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Girl Name Rylie
Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.
Variations of the Baby Name - Rylie