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What does Arley mean?

Arley Pronunciation of Arley [ar-ley] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Arley) is pronounced AR-lee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Arley is "hare meadow". Also possibly "rock meadow". Place name. Also variant of Harley.

Associated with: old english, meadow, rock.


Arley has 4 variants: Arlea, Arleigh, Arlie and Arly.

3 more related forms via Harley: Harlea, Harlee and Harly.

Creative forms:
(male) Aral, Aralai, ..

(female) Aral, Arle, ..

Middle name pairings:
Arley Denzel (A.D.), ..

How popular is Arley?

Arley is an unusual given name for men. Arley is also an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Arley reached its apex position of #845 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arley name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Arley outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Arley are Arleigh, Arlie and Harley (#663 from recent data). These forms of Arley were popular during the years 1890-1899 (average #876) and are now much less conventional (#1665, 75%), with versions like Harley becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arley, Arleigh, Arlie, Harley in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Harley outside U.S.

Similar Names

Arley is alike in pronunciation to Arlo, Arlow, Arlowe, Arrlo, Earley, Early, Erlie, Erly, Warley and Yarley. Other suggested similar names are Abbey, Able, Acey, Ackley, Adler, Adley, Adney, Alby, Alec, Alek, Alem, Alexy, Alfey, Algey, Algy, Allen, Allex, Alley, Alvy, Ansley, Ardel, Ardley, Ardsley, Arel, Aren, Ares, Arie, Ariel, Aries, Arjen, Arlan, Arlen, Arles, Arllen, Armen, Arnel, Arney, Arny, Arry, Arte, Arvy, Arye, Aryeh, Aryel, Ashley, Atlea, Atley, Audey, Birley, Briley, Bryley (see Briley), Burley, Caley, Carley, Corley, Daley, Frey, Haley, Hurley, Kiley, Marley, Morley, Olley, Paley and Riley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Arley.

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