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The name Riley is of Old English origin, and means rye clearing.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Riley has been given to baby girls 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 girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Riley
Use of the Name Riley for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
28,864 28,864 28,864 26,612 18,644 9,153 4,918
The table below indicates the number of times the name Riley has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Riley
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
1880  26541
1881  22247
1882  22454
1883  23845
1884  25347
1885  21058
1886  27539
1887  24046
1888  29637
1889  24844
1890  27739
1891  32228
1892  29739
1893  28936
1894  28838
1895  25949
1896  30039
1897  26844
1898  30539
1899  29935
1900  28753
1901  33330
1902  32537
1903  35929
1904  35632
1905  35734
1906  34437
1907  34840
1908  35342
1909  33149
1910  31463
1911  42547
1912  41887
1913  43497
1914  486101
1915  461142
1916  436165
1917  490138
1918  452173
1919  421194
1920  472167
1921  486162
1922  489161
1923  466175
1924  477169
1925  475163
1926  452179
1927  479160
1928  472168
1929  463161
1930  466163
1931  490137
1932  503131
1933  448154
1934  450156
1935  457153
1936  452155
1937  482140
1938  489141
1939  478142
1940  474149
1941  447173
1942  492157
1943  472172
1944  472165
1945  502142
1946  504165
1947  492187
1948  492180
1949  511170
1950  555150
1951  567146
1952  547163
1953  550164
1954  571166
1955  648130
1956  652134
1957  649140
1958  697116
1959  726111
1960  748107
1961  770101
1962  724113
1963  76899
1964  748106
1965  86773
1966  76392
1967  84672
1968  76395
1969  87278
1970  91277
1971  82696
1972  88184
1973  83890
1974  87685
1975  813105
1976  812106
1977  803114
1978  651166
1979  673161
1980  677164
1981  637178
1982  611198
1983  563224
1984  548252
1985  474332
1986  431402
1987  396477
1988  377525
1989  340677
1990828237311811
1991727286297864
19925554252641,070
19934545492181,375
19943517551941,587
19952859691701,915
19962481,1481462,390
19971841,6661352,831
19981661,8761283,010
19991382,3091272,964
20001312,5501093,418
20011063,0411053,645
2002763,900993,953
2003724,2351044,062
2004584,9181064,065
Totals:  28,864 52,060

During the last 125 years, parents have used Riley as a girl's name about 35% of the time and as a boy's name about 64% of the time.  This name has been considered suitable for either girls or boys.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are significantly lower than actual counts because the name Riley appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 15 times during the last 125 years.

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


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