Reilly

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Reilly mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Reilly

"Reilly" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Descendant of Roghallach". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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  1. A surname​ of Irish origin.

Notable Persons Named Reilly

Reilly was born on August 28th, 1997 in St. Joseph, Michigan, United States.

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Reilly Smith is a hockey player for the Florida Panthers in the National Hockey League. He has been prominent since 2012. Reilly was born on April 1st, 1991 in Etobicoke.

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Reilly was born on August 5th, 1981.

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Reilly Lucas is an athlete for the Long Island Fury.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Reilly

John C. Reilly is an actor, comedian, singer, and writer. He was most active from 1989 to present. John was given the name John Christopher Reilly on May 24th, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Kelly Reilly is an actress. She has been prominent since 1995. Kelly was born on July 18th, 1977 in Surrey, England.

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Charles Nelson Reilly was an actor, director, comedian, and film director. He was most prominent from 1957 to 2007. Charles was born on January 13th, 1931 in South Bronx, New York, U.S. He left this life on May 25th, 2007.

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Benjamin "Ben" Reilly is a comics character.

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Sidney Reilly is a military person.

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Matthew Reilly is an action (fiction) and thriller (genre) author. Matthew was given the name Matthew John Reilly on July 2nd, 1974.

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How popular is the baby name Reilly in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1953 6 0 6
1958 7 0 7
1974 5 0 5
1975 5 0 5
1978 6 6 0
1979 8 0 8
1980 14 9 5
1981 16 5 11
1982 19 8 11
1983 20 7 13
1984 21 5 16
1985 46 7 39
1986 51 16 35
1987 36 17 19
1988 46 14 32
1989 46 21 25
1990 95 52 43
1991 83 38 45
1992 93 39 54
1993 139 69 70
1994 144 78 66
1995 178 83 95
1996 316 173 143
1997 543 360 183
1998 538 379 159
1999 498 324 174
2000 483 289 194
2001 527 325 202
2002 509 305 204
2003 472 276 196
2004 436 268 168
2005 419 241 178
2006 351 178 173
2007 417 199 218
2008 401 192 209
2009 334 163 171
2010 302 139 163
2011 283 140 143
2012 257 108 149
2013 216 103 113
2014 192 88 104
2015 173 89 84
2016 193 98 95
2017 139 75 64

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Popularity of Reilly as a first name

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Popularity of Reilly as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Reilly U.S.
  White 95.27% 64.26%
  African American 0.43% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.70% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.13% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.16% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.31% 16.26%

Of Last Name Reilly

People with the last name Reilly are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Reilly

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  • How Popular is the name Reilly? Reilly is the 2,660th most popular name of all time. As a last name Reilly was the 845th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Reilly have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,083 babies born with the first name Reilly in the United States. That's more than enough people named Reilly to occupy the country of Saint Barth with an estimated population of 8,902 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Reilly? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1953 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Reilly first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Reilly is Saturday, February 2nd, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Reilly born? The highest recorded use of the first name Reilly was in 1998 with a total of 379 babies.
  • Random Reilly Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Reilly is not a popular baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Reilly: Your name in reverse order is Yllier. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Leyilr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Reilly? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 40,884 people with the last name Reilly.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Reilly? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 14 of them will have Reilly as their last name.

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