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What does Corley mean?

Corley Pronunciation of 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). Corley is also a variation of Corliss (Old English).

Associated with: norse, old english.


11 related forms via Corey, Corliss: Cor, Coree, Corie, Corless, Correy, Corrie, Corry, Cory, Curry, Korey and Kory.

Creative forms:
(male) Covley, ..

(female) Corlan, Corli, ..

Middle name pairings:
Corley Jahlil (C.J.), ..

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. 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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Corey, Corie, Correy, Corrie, Corry in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cory, Curry, Korey, Kory in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.

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