What does Talley mean?
Talley /tal-ley/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Native American Indian and Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Talley is "leaping water; flourishing". Talley is a variant form, with the suffix -ey, of Talicia. Modern name: Alicia with a T-. Talley is also a variation of Tallulah (Native American Indian). Talley is also used as a derivative of Tally and Thalia (Greek).
How popular is Talley?
Talley is a rare first name for women but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#1101 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the girl name Talley and associated names. Prominent varying forms of Talley (outside Top 1000) listed in the Top 1000 are Talia (#330 last year) and Thalia (#741). Adoption of these girl names was at its peak in the year 1993 (usage of 0.564%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.4645%, ▼17.6%), with the form Thalia becoming less in vogue. Talia (#330) is the most chic girl name here. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Talley is alike in pronunciation to Talea, Tilley, Tilly and Tully. Other suggested similar baby names are Calley, Halley, Kalley, Salley, Tealle and Valley. These names tend to be more frequently used than Talley.