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Raleigh

Raleigh comes from an English surname, a locational name for someone who came from a place called Raleigh. It either means “red clearing” from Old English elements read (red) and leah (clearing, wood), or “roe deer clearing” from Old English ra (roe) and leah (clearing, wood).

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Rawley (English)
  • Rawleigh (English)
  • Raley (English)

 

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