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Is the name Riley more for a girl or a boy?

I have my girl name already picked out and was going to use Riley (or Reilly) for a boy, but people are telling me it's used more for girls now and I don't want my son having a 'girlie' name.

 
IhartU

Asked by IhartU at 9:17 AM on Jul. 29, 2010 in Baby Names

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Answers (14)
  • I don't think its too feminine for a boy... It really is a cute name for either. Its one of those names that I've heard used equally for boys or girls (like Micah, Corey, Stevie, Charlie) In the south we have a lot of boys with names like Shelly, Ashley, Leslie... they are "southern sophisticates"
    elizabiza

    Answer by elizabiza at 10:58 AM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • The spelling Riley is used more for a boy I think.. When I think of a girl, I think Rylee
    xxlilmomma09

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 9:19 AM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • I know of a boy and girl Riley - spelt the same for both
    LizaJayne

    Answer by LizaJayne at 9:19 AM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • I know more girl Rileys than boy Rileys.
    Freela

    Answer by Freela at 9:20 AM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • i always think of a boy with that name, never a girl really
    sati769leigh

    Answer by sati769leigh at 9:20 AM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • I know of more girls than boys named Riley
    colethky

    Answer by colethky at 9:21 AM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • I have a cousin who named his son Riley so to me it's a boys name but when I first found out he named him that I remember thinking I thought it was a girls name. I guess with a gender neutral name people will use their own name association so I wouldn't use it if you don't like the idea of people saying that.
    jenae_gist

    Answer by jenae_gist at 9:22 AM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • I like it. I have two cousins the girl spells it Rylee and the boy Riley. I think that is a cool name :-)
    Momofboys22

    Answer by Momofboys22 at 9:22 AM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • I think Riley would be cute for a boy!
    xxlilmomma09

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 9:26 AM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • when I hear the name Riley. I think of girl.. But that also could be because I knew a girl in school & her last name was Riley..
    MommaTasha1003

    Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 9:34 AM on Jul. 29, 2010