What does Corley mean?
Corley /cor-ley/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Corley) is of Old Norse and Old English origin, and the meaning of Corley is "benevolent, cheery". Corley is an alternate spelling of Corey (Old Norse) with the suffix -ley. Corley is also a variation of Corliss (Old English).
How popular is Corley?
Corley is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#1872 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Corley and affiliated names. Prominent varying forms of Corley (not ranked) listed in the Top 1000 are Corey (#387 last year), Cory (#696), Kory and Korey. Variants like Coreonte are seldom used. These boy names reached the height of their popularity in 1990 (usage of 0.763%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.2293%, ▼70%), with the versions Cory, Korey and Kory becoming less fashionable. Corey (#387) is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns here. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Corley is alike in pronunciation to Carley, Carly and Curley. Other recommended similar baby names are Charley▼, Coley, Colley, Conley, Corney, Morley and Sorley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Corley.