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Alley (girl)

What does Alley mean?

Alley Pronunciation of Alley [al-ley] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Alley) is an alternate form of Allie: version of Alfreda.


Alley has 4 variants: Aley, Ali, Alli and Ally.

Creative forms:
(female) Alay, Ayley, ..

(male) Alel, Alme, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alley Penny (A.P.), ..

How popular is Alley?

Alley is an uncommon first name for females but a very popular surname for all people (#2321 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Alley (outside Top 2000) are Ali (#1278 a year ago), Alli, Allie (#255) and Ally (#869). These forms of Alley were favored in the year 2012 (average #760) and are somewhat less common today (#1100, down 34%). Allie has been the most recognizable form. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ali, Alli, Allie, Ally in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alley and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Alley is pronounced similarly to Aaliya, Aalya, Ailee, Ailey, Ailie, Ailli, Aillie, Alaya, Alea, Aleah, Aleea, Alie, Aliye, Allia, Alliah, Alya, Eiley, Ella, Ellee, Ellie, Illa, Illia, Olla, Ollie and Yolley. Other recommended names are Adalley, Addey, Adey, Adley, Aimey, Alby, Alcee, Aleen, Alex, Alfy (see Alfreda), Alle, Alleda, Alleen, Allene, Alles, Alless, Alleyne, Allfry (see Alfreda), Allfy, Allis, Allma, Alvy, Amey, Ansley, Arlea, Arlee, Arlen, Arlet, Arley, Arly, Ashley, Cloey, Coley, Ellsey, Haley, Holley, Joley, Juley, Kaley, Kelley, Kiley, Kyley, Lilley, Molley, Nelley, Polley, Raley, Riley, Ryley and Salley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alley.

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