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What does Bosley mean?

Bosley Pronunciation of Bosley [bosley] as a boys' name is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Bosley is "meadow near the woods". Based on the French word "bois", or "woods".

Associated with: meadow, woods (tree).


Bosley has 4 variants: Boslea, Boslee, Bosleigh and Bosly.

Creative forms:
(male) Bogley, Boley, ..

(female) Bosbe, Bosney, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bosley Jethro (B.J.), ..

How popular is Bosley?

Bosley is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#4698 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Bosley has yet to be ranked in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Bosley is alike in pronunciation to Beasley and Beasly. Other recommended names are Ansley, Bailey, Baley, Basile, Baxlea (see Baxley), Baxlee, Baxley, Baxly, Bayley, Birley, Bobbey, Bodey, Bogey, Boswell, Briley, Bromley, Bryley (see Briley), Buckley, Burley, Busbey, Byrley, Coley, Colley, Conley, Corley, Crosley, Dooley, Horsley, Lesley, Morley, Risley, Roley, Rowley, Sorley and Wesley. These names tend to be more frequently used than Bosley.

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