Post # 1
Darling Husband and I are trying to finalize a name for our baby boy. We both really like the name Riley, but recently told two people of this and both Responded with something along the lines of ‘for a boy?!, but thats a girls name’ so now I’m really doubting this name. What do you think bees, is Riley ok for a boy or too common of a girls name at this point? I know people tend to spell it differently when used for a girls name.
Post # 2
I only know a boy with the name, but I would consider it unisex.
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2019 - City, State
I’ve known both men and women named Riley. I think it’s one of those names that work for either sex.
Post # 4
I like it better for a boy than a girl. I’ve only known a dog with the name (a boy dog).
Post # 5
- Wedding: February 2018 - UK
A friend of mine has a son called Reilly, so just a different spelling of that same name. I’ve actually never heard it as a female name, but it sounds fairly unisex to me.
Post # 7
I think it could be for boy or girl!
Post # 8
Either! ETA: And I really like it for a boy.
Post # 9
The only Riley I know is a male. Go for it!
Post # 10
The only Riley I can think of off hand is the girl lead in Girl Meets World. Otherwise, I know three people with dogs named Riley.
Post # 11
I know Riley has become more popular for girls recently, but while I think it’s cute as a girl’s name, I prefer it for a boy. It’s actually on my list of names to consider for a future son!
Post # 12
I like Reilly better for a boy
Post # 13
I think of it first as a boy name, probably because the first Riley I knew was a boy. It’s definitely unisex and I wouldn’t bat an eye at a boy or girl named Riley.
Post # 14
I only know boys with the name, but would consider it unisex. Def not weird for a boy to be named riley.
Post # 15
I know mainly girls and dogs with the name, but I know one guy with it (although he’s in his late 30s). That said, I wouldn’t think anything of it if I met a little boy named Riley.