What does Harley mean?
Harley [harley] as a girls' name (also used less regularly as boys' name Harley) is pronounced HAR-lee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Harley is "hare meadow; rock meadow". From hara "hare" or hær "rock", and lêah "clearing". Notable in modern times as a female name due to actress Harley Jane Kozak. The name of a great motorcycle, the Harley-Davidson.
1 masculine form: Arley.Creative forms:
(female) Haral, Harle, ..
(male) Harell, Harlet, .. Middle name pairings:
Harley Emma (H.E.), ..
How popular is Harley?
Harley is an uncommon given name for females but a very popular last name for all people (#2886 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Harley entered the list in 1990 and reached its apex position of #281 in the U.S. in 2015. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Harlee (#850 from recent data), Harleigh (#1050), Harlie (#1509), Harlene, Harleen, Arley and Arlee are the popular alternative forms of Harley (#281 from recent data) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Harley is common today (usage of 0.1%). Harley and Harlee are two of the more trendy girl names in this compilation.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Bailey, Barbey, Bayley, Cailey, Caley, Calley, Carey▼, Carle, Carlee▲, Carlen, Carley▼, Carly▼, Carrey, Cayley, Charley▲, Corley, Darbey (see Darby), Darcey, Darsey, Earley, Hadlea, Hadley▲, Hadly, Haeley, Haely, Hailea, Hailee, Hailey, Haily, Halea, Haley▼, Halle▼, Halley, Hally, Harela, Harper▲, Harrela (see Harela), Hatsey, Haylea, Haylee, Hayley▼, Hazle, Hedley, Holley, Kaeley, Kahley, Kailey, Kaley▼, Kalley, Karlee▲, Karlen, Karley, Karly, Kayley▼, Marcey, Margey, Marjey (see Margaret), Marlea, Marlee▲, Marlen, Marley▲, Marney, Marsey, Perley, Railey, Raley, Rawley, Salley, Sarrey, Talley and Valley. These names tend to be more frequently used than Harley.See names in meaning and etymology.