Raleigh - Meaning of Raleigh
[ 2 syll. ra-lei-(g)(h), ral-e-igh ] The baby boy name Raleigh is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is RAA-Liy- †. Raleigh is used chiefly in the English language and its origin is Old English. The name's meaning is from the deer meadow.
The name Raleigh is widely used; it has 30 variants. Variants include Lee, Leigh, Raelee, Raeleigh, Railee, Raileigh, Railey, Ralea, Raleah, Ralee, Ralegh, Raleich, Raley, Rali, Ralie, Rally, Raly, Rawle, Rawlea, Rawleah, Rawleigh, Rawley, Rawli, Rawlie, Rawling, Rawly, Raylea, Raylee, Rayleigh, and Rayley.
Raleigh is a rare baby name for boys. At the modest peak of its usage in 1905, 0.022% of baby boys were given the name Raleigh. It ranked at #378 then. The baby name has since suffered a steep loss in popularity, and is today of very light use. In 2018, out of the group of boy names directly linked to Raleigh, Lee was the most popular. In the past century Raleigh has mostly been a baby boy name.
† Pronunciation for Raleigh: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"