Riley

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Riley

  1. A surname of Irish origin, variant of Reilly.
  2. An English habitational surname from Ryley in Lancashire, from Old English ryge ‎(rye) +leah ‎(clearing, meadow).
  3. A manufacurer of British motorcars (1907-1969) named after William Riley Jr.
  4. A male given name, transferred use of the surnames since the nineteenth century.
  5. A female given name used since the 1990s.