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What does Earley mean?

Earley /ear-ley/ 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) with the suffix -ey.

Associated with: old english, eagle, wood (tree).


Earley has 3 variants: Earlie, Erlie and Erly.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Eareli, Erley, ..

(female) Earel, Eareli, ..

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Earley for boys. Earley reached its apex position of #1080 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Earley name in U.S.

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

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 appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Erlie, are seldom used. These forms of Earley reached the height of their popularity 114 years ago.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Earley, Earlie, Early in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Earley is alike in pronunciation to Arlea, Arley, Arly, Warley and Yarley. Other recommended names are Baley, Barkley, Barney, Barrey, Bartley, Baxley, Bayley, Birley, Burley, Cailey, Caley, Carley, Carney, Carrey, Charley, Corley, Curley, Dailey, Darcey, Darnley, Darsey, Dawley, Eagle, Earl, Earle, Eberley, Elrey, Erl, Erryle (see Errol), Everley, Farlay, Farlee, Farly, Farrley (see Farley), Garey, Garrey, Garvey, Hadley, Hailey, Haley, Halley, Hanley, Hardey, Harlea, Harlee, Harley, Harly, Hartley, Harvey, Hawley, Hurley, Jarvey, Kaley, Karle, Kayley, Larrey, Manley, Markey, Marlen, Marley, Marly, Morley, Oakley, Paley, Parrey, Radley, Rawley, Wadley, Wardley and Yardley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Earley.