Meaning and name origin
Corley \c(o)-rley, cor-ley\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Corley), is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Corley is "cheerful, carefree". Corley is a variant of Corliss (Old English): from "carleas", a compound of "caru" meaning "grief" or "care", and "leas" meaning "free from" or "without".
Corley is not a popular first name for females but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1592 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Corley and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Corliss. (2014 statistics).
Corley is also pronounced similarly to Carlee, Carley, Carly and Karley. Other suggested similar baby names are Carle, Charley, Coley, Coralee, Coraly, Cordey, Corey and Correy. These names tend to be more commonly used than Corley.