Why settle for the same spelling as the boys' name when you can have a more distinctly feminine version for your girl? That’s the case with Ryleigh, the counterspelling to the more masuline Riley. Popular in the south, the name—whose original spelling is related to the Old English name Ryley—means “rye clearing.” Ryleigh made its entry to the baby-naming charts in 1999, nine years after Riley, and has been inching up slowly ever since. Other cute girly spellings of the name include Rylie and Rylee.
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Source: Social Security Administration
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