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From Old English , rāha (roe deer) + lēah (woodland, clearing).


  • enPR: rôʹlē, räʹlē; IPA(key): /ˈɹɔːli/, /ˈɹɑːli/
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  1. A historic manor in Devon, England.
  2. An English habitational surname from the manor in England.
  3. A male given name, transferred from the surname.
  4. Sir Walter Raleigh, English explorer and soldier.
  5. The capital city of North Carolina, United States and the county seat of Wake County; named for Sir Walter Raleigh.
  6. A town in New South Wales, Australia.
  7. A town in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada; named for the British Royal Navy cruiser HMS Raleigh, itself for Sir Walter Raleigh.
  8. Multiple smaller locales in the United States:
    1. A town, the county seat of Smith County, Mississippi; named for Sir Walter Raleigh.
    2. A neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee; named for the city in North Carolina.
    3. A village in Illinois; named for the city in North Carolina.
    4. A census-designated place in Florida.
    5. A census-designated place in North Dakota; named for Sir Walter Raleigh.
    6. An unincorporated community in Georgia; named for Raleigh Bowden.
    7. An unincorporated community in Indiana; named for the city in North Carolina.
    8. An unincorporated community in Iowa.
    9. An unincorporated community in Raleigh County, West Virginia; named for its county, which was named for Sir Walter Raleigh.
  9. An English bicycle manufacturer.

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