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What does Colley mean?

Colley Pronunciation of Colley [col-ley] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Colley is "dark-haired". Philanthropist Collis Huntington.

Associated with: old english, dark.


Colley has 2 variants: Collie and Collis.

1 more alternative form via Collis: Colis.

Creative forms:
(male) Cilley, ..

(female) Colce, Colney, ..

Middle name pairings:
Colley Henry (C.H.), ..

How popular is Colley?

Colley is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#3742 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Colley (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000 are Collie and Collis. These forms of Colley reached the peak of their popularity 115 years ago (median #1181). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Collie, Collis in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Colley is alike in pronunciation to Cailey, Caily, Caley, Coley, Colla, Culley, Cully, Kaley, Kayley, Kealey, Keeley, Kelley, Kelly and Kiley. Other suggested similar names are Alley, Bosley, Caile, Cale, Carley, Cayle, Clay, Cleo, Cloy, Coakley, Cobey, Codey, Cokeley, Col, Colbee, Colbey, Colby, Colden, Cole, Colet, Colier, Coll, Collby, Collden (see Colden), Colle, Collen, Collier, Collin, Collyer, Colten, Colter, Colver, Coney, Conlen, Conley, Corey, Corley, Corney, Correy, Courey, Covey, Covvey (see Covey), Cowrey (see Cowrie), Coxey, Coyle, Cullen, Curley, Dooley, Gilley, Halley, Loller, Morley, Olley, Roley, Rolle, Rolly, Rowley, Sorley, Sulley, Volney and Willey. These names tend to be more frequently used than Colley.

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