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).
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)
Shown below is a comparison of the history 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. Other variants, like Corie, are seldom used. These forms of Corley reached the height of their popularity about 2 decades ago (usage of 0.763%) and have become much less common since (usage 0.229%, ▼70%), with the versions Cory, Korey and Kory becoming less fashionable. Corey is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns here. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Thinking of names?
Corley is alike in pronunciation to Carley, Carlo▼, Carlow, Carly and Curley. Other recommended similar baby 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, Coxey, Coyle, Crosley, Culley, Currey, Dooley, Dorsey▼, Earley, Farley, Horsley, Hurley, Jorey, Korrey, Marley, Moorley, Morey, Morlee, Morley, Morly, Morrley, Rorey, Rowley, Thorley, Torey, Torrey▼, Warley and Yarley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Corley.