What does Corley mean?
Corley [cor-ley] 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).
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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. Demographics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Shown below is a study of the history of Corley and affiliated names. Prominent varying forms of Corley (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 are Corey (#415 last year), Cory (#724), Korey (#1626), Kory (#1823), Curry, Corry, Corie, Correy and Corrie. Other variants, like Corless, are seldom used. These forms of Corley reached the height of their popularity 3 decades ago (usage of 0.71%) and have become much less common since (usage 0.07%, ▼91%), with versions like Corey falling out of fashion. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Corley is alike in pronunciation to Carley, Carlo, Carlow, Carly and Curley. Other recommended names are Birley, Bosley, Burley, Byrley, Cailey, Caley, Carel, Carey▼, Carl▼, Carney, Carrey, Charley▼, Charly, Coakley, Cobey, Codey▼, Cokeley, Colbey, Colby▼, Colet, Coley, Collby, Colle, Collen, Colley, Coney, Conlen, Conley, Corben, Corbet, Corby, Corday, Coren, Cornel, Corney, Cortes, Cortez, Cortney, Corty, Coryell, Courey, Covey, Covvey (see Covey), Coxey, Coyle, Crosley, Culley, Currey, Dooley, Dorsey▼, Earley, Farley, Horsley, Hurley, Jorey, Korrey (see Kory), Marley▲, Moorley, Morey, Morlee, Morley, Morly, Morrley (see Morley), Rorey, Rowley, Thorley, Torey, Torrey▼, Warley and Yarley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Corley.See names in meaning and etymology.