What does Corley mean?
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).
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 (#1872 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Corliss is the only popular variation form of Corley (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.059%) and are now less widespread. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Corley and associated names. (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.