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What does Buckley mean?

Buckley Pronunciation of Buckley [buck-ley] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Buckley is "deer meadow". Place name. Author William F. Buckley.

Affiliated boy name: Buck.

Associated with: old english, deer, meadow.


Creative forms:
(male) Bucklin, Buckney, ..

(female) Buckla, Bucknee, ..

Middle name pairings:
Buckley Brayson (B.B.), ..

How popular is Buckley?

Buckley is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#772 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. The only popular varying form of Buckley (outside Top 2000) is Buck. Adoption of this relation of Buckley was more pronounced during 1900-1909 (adoption of 0.02%), but now, Buck has become less fashionable. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Buck in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Ackley, Audley, Bailey, Baley, Barcley, Barklay (see Barclay), Barkley, Bartley, Baxley, Bayley, Beasley, Becker, Bentley, Berkeley, Berklee, Berkley, Birkeley (see Berkeley), Birkey, Birkley, Birley, Blakeley, Bosley, Bradley, Branley, Brawley, Brenley (see Brinley), Briley, Brinley, Brocklea (see Brockley), Brocklee (see Brockley), Brockley, Brockly (see Brockley), Bromley, Brucey, Bryley (see Briley), Buckey, Buckie, Bucky, Buddey, Bueller, Buhler, Burke, Burket, Burle, Burley, Burney, Busbey, Butler, Buttler, Byrley, Coakley, Culley, Curley, Dudley, Dunley, Dunnley (see Dunley), Hockley, Hockney, Huntley, Hurley, Huxley, Juley, Kirkley, Mackey, Mickey, Nickey, Oakley, Packey, Quigley, Rickey, Rockley, Rutley, Stockley, Tulley and Wickley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Buckley.

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