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).
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.