Boy name origins & meanings
- Old English : Dweller in the rye field
Family name origins & meanings
- English : topographic name for someone who lived near a piece of land where rye was grown, from Old English ryge ‘rye’ + land ‘land’.
- Norwegian : habitational name from any of three farmsteads in Vestlandet so named from an unexplained first element + land ‘land’, ‘farm’.
- Probably an altered spelling of Dutch Reiland.