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Meaning of Raleigh

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The name Raleigh has the following meaning:

Meadow of a roe dear.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Raleigh is currently not a popular baby name in the USA.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Raleigh in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Raleigh is pronounced as rare-lay


Raleigh originates from the English language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Raleigh and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Raleigh: Boys - Arlo, Brenton, Burrell, Cloyd, Dayton, Dearborn, Deems, Denver, Derrick, Dover, Durwin, Edd, Forrest, Geary, Haywood, Isham, Kent, Kinley, Lindell, Lorne, Morton, Girls - Addyson, Aletha, Cheryle, Delisa, Fronia, Heaven, Icie, Icy, Jane, Janice, Latonya, Maryann, Maryanne, Myla, Unique, Willene, Both genders - Dell, Ella, Emery, Hadley, June, Laken, Tate


Popular Variants for the name Raleigh: Ralegh, Rawle, Rawleigh, Rawley, Rawling, Rawly, Rawylyn


We think the name Raleigh should fall under the following style category: For Both Genders.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Raleigh to be: Gentle, quiet and studious chap

In one word, you might describe Raleigh as a(n) "gentle" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Raleigh (or its variants) are:

Raleigh Leonidas Aitchison, born on 5 December, a famous baseballer. Raleigh Leonidas Aitchison's background: An a pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1911-1915.

Raleigh Grey, born on 24 March , a famous politician. Raleigh Grey's background: A pioneer British coloniser of Southern Rhodesia who played an important part in the early government of the colony.

John Raleigh Mott , born on 25 May, a famous leader. John Raleigh Mott 's background: A long-serving leader of the YMCA and the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF). He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946 for his work in establishing and strengthening international Protestant Christian student organizations that worked to promote peace.
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