What does Burley mean?
Burley [bur-ley] as a name for boys has its root in Old English, and the name Burley means "meadow with knotty-trunk trees". Burley is a variant form, with the suffix -y, of Burleigh (Old English): place name.
(male) Barley, Burlet, ..
(female) Burla, Burlah, ..
How popular is Burley?
Burley is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#3725 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name history of Burley for boys. Burley was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #685 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Burleigh is the only other prominent related form of Burley ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Burley was at its apex in the 1880s.
Burley is alike in pronunciation to Barlow, Birley, Birlie and Birly. Other suggested similar names are Arley, Audley, Bailey▼, Baley, Barcley, Barkley, Barney▼, Barrey, Bartley, Baxley, Bayley, Berkley, Berl, Berle, Birkey, Birkley, Birney, Bosley, Brawley, Briley, Brily (see Briley), Brylee, Bryley (see Briley), Bryly (see Briley), Buckey, Buckley, Buddey, Buhler, Burges, Burke, Burket, Burl▼, Burle, Burlin, Burne, Burnel (see Burnell), Burnet, Burney, Burrell, Burty, Busbey, Butler, Carley, Corley, Culley, Curley, Currey, Dudley▼, Dunley, Earley, Farley, Fursey, Harley▼, Hurlee, Hurley, Hurly, Huxley▲, Juley, Marley▲, Morley, Murfey (see Murphy), Murrey, Rutley, Sorley, Sulley, Tulley, Warley and Yarley. These names tend to be more frequently used than Burley.See names in meaning and etymology.