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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rilee

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  • A submission from Florida, United States says the name Rilee means "Courageous woman".
  • According to a user from Indiana, United States, the name Rilee means "Light after darkness".

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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Rilee

Rilee was born on October 9th, 1989 in Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa.


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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1985 8 8 0
1986 7 7 0
1987 9 9 0
1989 9 9 0
1990 10 10 0
1991 13 13 0
1992 21 21 0
1993 16 16 0
1994 28 28 0
1995 46 38 8
1996 43 43 0
1997 62 62 0
1998 61 55 6
1999 77 69 8
2000 91 83 8
2001 103 89 14
2002 124 111 13
2003 146 129 17
2004 154 136 18
2005 173 156 17
2006 180 158 22
2007 190 160 30
2008 204 180 24
2009 187 157 30
2010 186 174 12
2011 160 133 27
2012 180 153 27
2013 149 131 18
2014 149 128 21
2015 139 123 16
2016 144 127 17
2017 87 80 7
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Rilee

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Rilee as a first name

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Popularity of Rilee as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rilee U.S.
  White 96.20% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rilee

People with the last name Rilee are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Rilee

  • How Popular is the name Rilee? Rilee is the 5,065th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rilee was the 111,426th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rilee have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,156 babies born with the first name Rilee in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rilee to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rilee? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1985 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Rilee first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rilee is Monday, October 31st, 1977.
  • What year had the most people named Rilee born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rilee was in 2008 with a total of 180 babies.
  • Random Rilee Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rilee is not a popular baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Rilee: Your name in reverse order is Eelir. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eelir. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rilee? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 158 people with the last name Rilee.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rilee? Rilee is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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