What does Earley mean?
Earley /ear-ley/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Earley). Earley's root is Old English, and the name Earley means "eagle wood". Earley is an alternate spelling of Early (Old English). Compare last name Ehrle.
How popular is Earley?
Earley is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#3370 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the boy name Earley and corresponding names. Early and Earlie are the prominent related forms of Earley (not ranked) appearing in the Top 1000. Variants like Erlie are seldom used. These boy names reached the height of their popularity during 1890-1899 (usage of 0.3%) and have become much less popular since, with the form Early becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Earley is alike in pronunciation to Arley, Warley and Yarley. Other recommended similar baby names are Carley, Earl▼, Earle▼, Erle, Farley, Harley▼ and Marley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Earley.