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Rylee is a unisex baby name that is better known by the traditional spelling, Riley. This version has been around for at least a decade, however, and is on the rise. It is a unisex name, but it is mostly used for girls.

Meaning of the name Rylee:

Irish: descendent of Roghallach
English: from the rye clearing

Origin of the name Rylee:

Rylee has two different origin stories. In Ireland, the name is said to have been a version of the surname Reilly. In England, it was said to have been a surname for those who lived in an area close to a “rye clearing.”

Symbolism of the name Rylee:

Rylee has two different meanings as it has two separate countries of origin. In Ireland, it means descendent of Roghallach as this is where the surname Reilly came from. In England, it means “from the rye clearing” as this is the direct translation of the surname.

Style of the name Rylee:

Traditional

Gender of the name Rylee:

Rylee is a unisex name used for boys and girls. Alternative spellings like Rylie are more common among girls, while those like Riley are more popular among boys.

Pronunciation of the name Rylee:

RIE-lee

Number of syllables in the name Rylee:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Rylee:

Rylee is a youthful name, and this spelling feels even more youthful. It is fun and free-spirited in its presence.

Alternative spellings for the name Rylee:

Nicknames for the name Rylee:

  • Riri
  • Lee 
  • Rye
  • Ryle
  • Ryles
  • Ry

Popularity of the name Rylee:

Rylee has been on the Social Security top 1,000 list since 1994. It rose to the top 200 list for girls in 2003, where it remains today. In 2019, the name did reach the top 100 list at number 100. In 2020, however, Rylee is number 102 for girls.

Related names for the name Rylee:

Great middle names for Rylee and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Rylee:

  • Rylee Fansler (actress, “Ascension Day”)
  • Rylee Cravens (actress, “The Way Back”)
  • Rylee Jenkins (birth name of Anuhea)

Rylees in popular culture:

There are no popular culture references for the baby name Rylee at this time.