What Does The Name Raleigh Mean?


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Raleigh is an English first name for boys as well as a common surname. It has two meanings it may mean 'roe deer clearing' or 'red clearing'.

The most famous person with the surname Raleigh is Sir Walter Raleigh. His nickname was Sir White Boy. He was born in 1552 and died in 1618. He was a English poet, writer, courtier and explorer of great repute. He is in fact credited with the establishment of the first English colony in America or the New World as it was called. It is now present day North Carolina.

There are also many places called Raleigh including one in New South Wales, Illinois, North Carolina, Mississippi, North Dakota and West Virginia. In addition Raleigh's Johnson is a store which sells adult toys in West Virginia.

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