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What does Perley mean?

Perley Pronunciation of Perley [per-ley] as a name for girls is of Latin derivation, and the meaning of the name Perley is "pearl". Perley is an alternate form of Pearl (Latin): Jewel name.


Perley has 3 variants: Pearla, Pearlie and Perla.

7 more related forms via Pearl: Pearle, Pearleen, Perl, Perle, Perlette, Perline and Perlita.

Creative forms:
(female) Pealey, Porley, ..

(male) Perila, Perleh, ..

Middle name pairings:
Perley Keeley (P.K.), ..

How popular is Perley?

Perley is an unusual given name for women but a very prominent last name for all people (#28790 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Pearl (#628 in recent rankings), Pearla, Pearle, Pearlie, Perla (#645) and Perle are the popular alternative forms of Perley (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Perley reached its most widespread during 1890-1899 (average #1066) and is now significantly less, with versions like Pearle becoming less fashionable. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Pearl, Pearla, Pearle, Pearlie, Perla, Perle in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Perley and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Arley, Carley, Corley, Earley, Fernley, Harley, Hedley, Jerle, Jerrey, Karley, Kealey, Keeley, Kelley, Kerrey, Keyley, Lesley, Lezley, Marley, Mercey, Merle, Mersey, Nelley, Peale, Peele, Penney, Perren, Perrey, Perry, Polley, Terrey, Verlee and Verly. These names tend to be more commonly used than Perley.

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