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Ryleigh is a modern respelling of the name Riley. Riley can be used for both boys and girls but the variant Ryleigh is specifically feminine. The names come from the surname Riley, which would originally have been used as a topographical surname. These surnames described the area near to where the bearer lived. Riley come from Old English origin and would have originally have referred to a clearing made for rye to grow in. Like many surnames Riley later became adapted as a forename.
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