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What does Daley mean?

Daley Pronunciation of Daley [da-ley] as a boys' name is an Old English name, and the meaning of the name Daley is "assembly; valley". Daley is a variant form of Dailey (Irish, Gaelic). Daley is also a derivative of Dale (Old English): place name. Daley is also used as a derivative of Daly (Irish, Gaelic).

Associated with: old english, valley.


Daley has 2 variants: Daily and Dawley.

7 more different relations via Dailey, Dale, Daly: Dael, Daile, Dalen, Dallan, Dalle, Dallin and Dayle.

Creative forms:
(male) Delley, Draley, ..

(female) Dades, Dala, ..

Middle name pairings:
Daley Alessandro (D.A.), ..

How popular is Daley?

Daley is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#1408 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Dale (#1092 via latest list), Dalen, Dallin and Dayle are the popular alternative forms of Daley (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Daile, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Daley was at its peak 65 years ago (adoption of 0.37%) and is now significantly less (adoption 0.01%, 98% less). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dale, Dalen, Dallin, Dayle in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Daley and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Daley is pronounced similarly to Deli and Dooley. Other recommended names are Alley, Arley, Atley, Baley, Baxley, Cacey, Caley, Carley, Casey, Dabney, Dabny, Dace, Dacey, Dacy, Dade, Daeg, Dahey, Dahy, Daicy, Dal, Dalan, Dalon, Damen, Danby, Dandy, Dane, Danek, Danny, Darbey, Darcey, Darcy, Darek, Darel, Darnley, Darry, Darsy, Dave, Davey, Davy, Dawe, Dawes, Daye, Daylen, Dudley, Dunley, Farley, Hadley, Hailey, Haley, Halley, Harley, Hawley, Hayley, Jamey, Juley, Kacey, Kaley, Kasey, Kayley, Kealey, Kiley, Lacey, Macey, Manley, Oakley, Olley, Paley, Radley, Ramey, Rawley, Roley, Ryley and Warley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Daley.

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