Names of the Week – Riley & Hayden

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This weeks names are: Riley & Hayden
This month all the names of the week will be unisex names!

Riley – comes from an Irish surname, meaning “courageous”.  I think this name wears well on a boy or a girl.  I do prefer the spelling Reilly on a boy.  With its friendly, familiar sound, I expect to see the name Riley rise in popularity.  Celebrities are also loving this name for their little ones.  Holly Marie Combs has a son named Riley Edward and Howie Mandel choose the name Riley for his daughter.

Rowan Blanchard as Riley Matthews in "Girl Meets World" Actor Hayden Christensen

Rowan Blanchard as Riley Matthews in “Girl Meets World”
Actor Hayden Christensen

Hayden – comes from an English surname, meaning “hay valley” or “hedged valley”.  I associate this name with actors Hayden Christensen and Hayden Panettiere.  Hayden is one of the rhyming “Aiden names” – Aiden, Brayden, Caden, Jayden, Zaiden – you get it! Celebrity chef Tyler Florence used the name Hayden for his little boy.

Learn more about these names, middle name ideas, & alternatives:

Name on, namers!
~Meagan

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