Reilly name meaning

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Origin and Meaning of Reilly

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  1. According to a user from Virginia, U.S., the name Reilly is of Celtic origin and means "Brave".
  2. A submission from New York, U.S. says the name Reilly means "Kind and creative and a god" and is of Celtic origin.
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From Irish Ó Raghallaigh, a surname meaning "descendants of Raghallach".

  1. A surname​ of Irish origin.
  2. A unisex given name transferred from the surname, of modern usage.

Notable Persons Named Reilly

Notable Persons Named Reilly

Reilly Opelka

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

Reilly Smith

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.

Reilly Brown

Reilly was born on August 5th, 1981.

Reilly Lucas

Reilly Lucas is an athlete for the Long Island Fury.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Reilly

Notable Persons With the Last Name Reilly

John C. 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.

Kelly Reilly

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

Charles Nelson Reilly

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.

Benjamin "Ben" Reilly

Benjamin "Ben" Reilly is a comics character.

Sidney Reilly

Sidney Reilly is a military person.

Matthew Reilly

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

  • Georgina Reilly
  • Rachel Reilly
  • Mary Miles Minter
  • Callum Reilly
    Soccer Player
  • William K. Reilly
    Chairperson of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
  • Hugh Reilly
  • James Reilly
    Minister for Children
  • Jim Reilly
  • II James Francis Reilly
  • Ike Reilly
  • Kathryn Reilly
  • Mike Reilly
    Former Mlb Umpire
  • John Reilly
    Baseball Player
  • Shirley Reilly

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

  • What name lists does Reilly rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Reilly? Reilly is the 2,683rd 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 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,380 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 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Reilly is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 7 babies in New York have the same name in 1996.
  • Weird things about the name Reilly: The name spelled backwards is Yllier. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Yrllie. 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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