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Riley is a unisex name used chiefly in the English language and it is derived from Old English origins. Riley has the meaning rye field. From the elements 'ryge' meaning rye ; 'leah' meaning wood, clearing, meadow.
This name has been transferred from the Irish surname Ó Raghallaigh or O'Reilly. It is composed by the two elements ryge means Kind of grains and leah means Clearing in Old English Origin.
Riley Name also appears in following Origin(s): Old English, Irish, Gaelic, Scottish
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was an American amateur golfer.Riley was runner-up in the 1953 U.S. Women's Amateur to Mary Lena Faulk. She played on the U.S. Curtis Cup teams six times (1948, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1958) and was the captain in 1962.