The name Riley is derived from Irish and Old English surnames. As an Irish surname, it is a variant of O'Reilly, and in Old English, it is a place-name referring to those who lived near a rye field. Riley is generally understood to mean "courageous," "protected," and "valiant." As a unisex name, Riley is becoming increasingly popular in the United States for girls and in England, Scotland, and Ireland for boys.
Similar Names: Rylee, Reilly, Rylie
Famous Riley Names: Riley Keough (actress), Riley Puckett (musician)