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What does Coakley mean?

Coakley Pronunciation of Coakley [coak-ley] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Coakley is "charcoal meadow". Place name. Coke was the term for the flammable residue from burning coal, and a valuable resource of fuel.

Associated with: old english, meadow, burning (fire).


Coakley has 4 variants: Coakly, Cokeley, Cokelie and Cokely.

Creative forms:
(male) Coakle, Coaklos, ..

(female) Coakie, Coakli, ..

Middle name pairings:
Coakley Fletcher (C.F.), ..

How popular is Coakley?

Coakley is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#5499 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

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

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Baley, Barkley, Baxley, Beasley, Berkley, Birkley, Blakeley, Bosley, Brawley, Cadbey (see Cadby), Caile, Cailey, Caily, Caley, Canbey (see Canby), Carey, Carley, Carly, Carrey, Caycey, Cayle, Cayleb, Chalkley, Chancey, Charley, Charly, Chesley, Clancey, Claney, Colbey, Cole, Coley, Collby, Colle, Collen, Colley, Coney, Conley, Cooke, Corey, Corley, Corney, Cortney, Covvey (see Covey), Coxey, Cranley, Cranly (see Cranley), Crossley, Culley, Daley, Dawley, Dooley, Haley, Halley, Hanley, Harley, Hayley, Hockley, Horsley, Kaley, Kealey, Kirkley, Moorley, Oakley, Radley, Rawley, Rockley, Roley, Rowley, Sorley, Stanley, Stockley, Wakeley, Warley and Wickley. These names tend to be more frequently used than Coakley.

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