Meaning and name origin
Burley \b(u)-rley, bur-ley\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Burley is "meadow with knotty-trunk trees". Burley is a variant of Burleigh (Old English): place name. Somewhat rarely used as a name for baby boys.
Burley is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3560 out of 88799, Top 4%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Burley for boys. Burley reached its highest rank of #684 in the U.S. in 1880-1889 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).