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The name Riley is of Irish origin, and means brave.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Riley has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Riley
Use of the Name Riley for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
52,060 44,040 41,389 32,253 19,143 8,127 4,065
The table below indicates the number of times the name Riley has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Riley
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
188026541  
188122247  
188222454  
188323845  
188425347  
188521058  
188627539  
188724046  
188829637  
188924844  
189027739  
189132228  
189229739  
189328936  
189428838  
189525949  
189630039  
189726844  
189830539  
189929935  
190028753  
190133330  
190232537  
190335929  
190435632  
190535734  
190634437  
190734840  
190835342  
190933149  
191031463  
191142547  
191241887  
191343497  
1914486101  
1915461142  
1916436165  
1917490138  
1918452173  
1919421194  
1920472167  
1921486162  
1922489161  
1923466175  
1924477169  
1925475163  
1926452179  
1927479160  
1928472168  
1929463161  
1930466163  
1931490137  
1932503131  
1933448154  
1934450156  
1935457153  
1936452155  
1937482140  
1938489141  
1939478142  
1940474149  
1941447173  
1942492157  
1943472172  
1944472165  
1945502142  
1946504165  
1947492187  
1948492180  
1949511170  
1950555150  
1951567146  
1952547163  
1953550164  
1954571166  
1955648130  
1956652134  
1957649140  
1958697116  
1959726111  
1960748107  
1961770101  
1962724113  
196376899  
1964748106  
196586773  
196676392  
196784672  
196876395  
196987278  
197091277  
197182696  
197288184  
197383890  
197487685  
1975813105  
1976812106  
1977803114  
1978651166  
1979673161  
1980677164  
1981637178  
1982611198  
1983563224  
1984548252  
1985474332  
1986431402  
1987396477  
1988377525  
1989340677  
1990311811828237
1991297864727286
19922641,070555425
19932181,375454549
19941941,587351755
19951701,915285969
19961462,3902481,148
19971352,8311841,666
19981283,0101661,876
19991272,9641382,309
20001093,4181312,550
20011053,6451063,041
2002993,953763,900
20031044,062724,235
20041064,065584,918
Totals:  52,060 28,864

During the last 125 years, parents have used Riley as a boy's name about 64% of the time and as a girl's name about 35% of the time.  This name has been considered suitable for either boys or girls. 

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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