What does Corley mean?
Corley \c(o)-rley, 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 a variation of Corey (Old Norse). Corley is also a variation of Corliss (Old English).
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. Census)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Corley and affiliated names. Prominent varying forms of Corley (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Corey (#387 last year), Cory (#696), Kory and Korey. These boy names reached the height of their popularity in 1990 (usage of 0.763%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.2293%, down 70%), with the versions Cory, Korey and Kory becoming less fashionable. Corey (#387) is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns here. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Corley is alike in pronunciation to Carley, Carly and Curley. Other recommended similar baby names are Charley▼, Coley, Colley, Conley, Corney, Morley and Sorley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Corley.