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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rylee

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  • A user from Australia says the name Rylee means "Good person".
  • A user from Texas, United States says the name Rylee is of New Zealand origin and means "Courage".
  • According to a user from New Zealand, the name Rylee is of Irish (Gaelic) origin and means "Courage , Beautiful".
  • A user from Minnesota, United States says the name Rylee is of Irish origin and means "Var. of Riely meaning courage".
  • According to a user from Utah, United States, the name Rylee means "Beautiful".
Other origins: English

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International Interest
  1. A female given name, a modern spelling variant of Riley.
  2. A male given name, also a modern spelling of Riley.

Notable Persons Named Rylee

Anuhea Jenkins is a hawaiian contemporary, folk rock, and hawaii musician. Anuhea was given the name Rylee Anuheakeʻalaokalokelani Jenkins on December 10th, 1985 in Maui. Anuhea is also known as Jenkins and Rylee Anuheake'alaokalokelani.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1980 7 7 0
1981 5 5 0
1982 12 12 0
1983 18 11 7
1984 8 8 0
1985 22 16 6
1986 28 28 0
1987 31 31 0
1988 45 36 9
1989 57 47 10
1990 101 82 19
1991 89 71 18
1992 150 120 30
1993 196 174 22
1994 247 210 37
1995 342 309 33
1996 439 380 59
1997 723 624 99
1998 834 724 110
1999 1,026 906 120
2000 1,236 1,102 134
2001 1,484 1,330 154
2002 1,787 1,615 172
2003 2,223 2,018 205
2004 2,607 2,374 233
2005 2,780 2,521 259
2006 2,859 2,600 259
2007 2,895 2,627 268
2008 3,243 2,933 310
2009 3,108 2,829 279
2010 3,294 2,980 314
2011 3,181 2,873 308
2012 3,050 2,794 256
2013 3,108 2,898 210
2014 3,015 2,768 247
2015 2,852 2,679 173
2016 3,125 2,960 165
2017 2,971 2,847 124

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International Interest for Rylee

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Rylee as a first name

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Popularity of Rylee as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rylee U.S.
  White 94.06% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.15% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.30% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.72% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rylee

People with the last name Rylee are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Rylee

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  • How Popular is the name Rylee? Rylee is the 966th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rylee was the 41,657th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rylee have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 53,198 babies born with the first name Rylee in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rylee to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rylee? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1980 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Rylee first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rylee is Saturday, June 19th, 1909.
  • What year had the most people named Rylee born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rylee was in 2010 with a total of 2,980 babies. That's a lot of babies named Rylee!
  • Random Rylee Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rylee ranks 72nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 79 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Rylee: Your name in reverse order is Eelyr. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yerel. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rylee? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 522 people with the last name Rylee.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rylee? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rylee as their last name since less than 1 person in 556k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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