Reilly is an Irish surname (other forms inclued; O'Reilly and Riley), and is derived from the Gaelic Ó Raghallaigh Sept that was based in Counties Cavan and Westmeath. Reilly is among the ten most frequently found surnames in Ireland and although they are very widespread they can be mostly found in the region of the ancestral homeland.

People with the surname Reilly include:

  • Alan Reilly, Irish footballer
  • Ben Reilly, fictional comic-book character
  • Brandon Reilly, frontman of the band "Nightmare of You"
  • Brent Reilly, Australian rules footballer
  • Charles Herbert Reilly, English architect
  • Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor and director
  • David Reilly (singer), American singer
  • Dianne Reilly, Australian politician
  • Donald Reilly, American cartoonist
  • Edward R. Reilly, American politician
  • Frank J. Reilly, American illustrator and art educator
  • Ike Reilly, American musician
  • Jack Reilly, American artist
  • James Reilly, Canadian businessman and politician
  • James B. Reilly, American politician
  • James D. J. Reilly, British American soldier
  • James E. Reilly, American soap opera writer
  • James F. Reilly, American astronaut
  • Jim Reilly, Irish drummer
  • John C. Reilly, American actor
  • John Reilly (Pennsylvania), American politician
  • John Reilly (soap opera actor), American actor
  • Kelly Reilly, English actress
  • Kevin Reilly, American television executive
  • Kevin P. Reilly, Sr., Louisiana businessman and legislator
  • Kevin P. Reilly, American university president
  • Lawrie Reilly, Scottish footballer
  • Long John Reilly, American baseball player
  • Maggie Reilly, Scottish singer
  • Mal Reilly, English rugby league player
  • Mary Reilly of the London Development Agency
  • Matthew Reilly, Australian Author
  • Mike Reilly (umpire), American baseball umpire
  • Paddy Reilly, Irish singer
  • Paul Reilly (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Pauline Neura Reilly, Australian author and ornithologist
  • Rick Reilly, American sportswriter
  • Robert D. Reilly Jr, American rear admiral
  • Sean Reilly, Louisiana businessman and former legislatgor
  • Sidney Reilly, a Russian-born adventurer and Secret Intelligence Service agent
  • Thomas Reilly, American attorney general
  • Thomas Devin Reilly (1823-1854) Irish revolutionary, Young Irelander, journalist
  • Tomás Francisco Reilly (1908-1992), American-born Catholic Bishop of San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic
  • Tommy Reilly, Canadian-born harmonica player
  • William K. Reilly, American company director

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Famous quotes containing the word reilly:

    There are times when it is more courageous to be cowardly.
    —Norman Reilly Raine (1895–1971)