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Coley (girl)

What does Coley mean?

Coley Pronunciation of Coley [co-ley] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Coley) is a Gaelic and Greek name, and the name Coley means "girl, wench; people of victory". Coley is a version of Colleen (Gaelic): from "cailín". Coley is also a variant of Nicole (Greek): from Nikola.

Associated with: gaelic, greek, victory.

Variations

Coley has 2 variants: Collie and Colly.

10 more related forms via Colleen, Nicole: Coe, Coel, Cole, Coleen, Colena, Colene, Colette, Coline, Collena and Collene.

Creative forms:
(female) Cola, Coleyo, ..

(male) Code, Colo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Coley Karis (C.K.), ..

How popular is Coley?

Coley is a rare first name for women but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#2243 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Coley (not ranked) are Coleen, Colene, Colette (#531 in 2015), Colleen (#1825), Collie and Nicole (#152). These forms of Coley were popular in the 1980s (median #1117) and are now much less popular (#1418, 91% less usage), with versions such as Coleen becoming less fashionable. Colette is the most fashionable name for newborns among these. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Coleen, Colene, Colette, Colleen, Collie, Nicole in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nicole outside U.S.

Similar Names

Coley is pronounced similarly to Cailey, Caley, Cali, Calla, Calley, Calli, Caylee, Kaeley, Kahley, Kailey, Kalea, Kalee, Kalei, Kaley, Kalley, Kealey, Keeley, Kelly, Keyley, Kilea, Kilee, Kiley, Kylea, Kylee and Kyley. Other suggested similar names are Aley, Alley, Arley, Carey, Carley, Casey, Cele, Cile, Cilly, Clea, Cleo, Cloey, Coady, Codee, Codey, Conney, Conny, Cordey, Coree, Coren, Corey, Corlee, Corley, Corly, Correy, Corry, Dodey, Dolley, Dorey, Holley, Jobey, Joey, Joley, Jooley, Josey, Juley, Lorey, Lovey, Polley, Posey, Raley, Riley, Roxey, Sokey, Tobey, Toney, Torey, Yolley, Zoey and Zooey. These names tend to be more commonly used than Coley.

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