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Meaning and name origin

Corley \c(o)-rley, cor-ley\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Corley), is of Old Norse and Old English origin, and the meaning of Corley is "benevolent, cheery". Corley is a variant of Corey (Old Norse): from an English surname derived from an Old Norse personal name Kori. Also a variant of Corliss (Old English).


Corley is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1592 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Corley and its source forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Corey (#387). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Corey in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Corley is also pronounced similarly to Carley, Carly and Curley. Other suggested similar baby names are Charley, Coley, Colley, Conley, Corney, Correy, Morley and Sorley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Corley.