Meaning and Name Origin
Corley \c(o)-rley, cor-ley\ as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Corley). Corley's name origin is Old English, and the name Corley means "cheerful, carefree". Corley is a derivative of Corliss (Old English). A baby name which is little-used. Both a feminine and a masculine name.
Corley has 1 more related variation via Corliss: Corless.
Corley is a rare first name for women but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#1592 out of 88799, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Corley and associated names. The only popular variation form of Corley (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 is Corliss. This girl name reached the top of its popularity during 1950-1959 and is now less widespread. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Corley is alike in pronunciation to Carlee▼, Carley▼, Carly▲ and Karley▼. Other recommended similar baby names are Carle, Charley▲, Coley, Coralee, Coraly, Cordey, Corey▼ and Correy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Corley.