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Meaning and name origin

Early \e(a)-rly, ear-ly\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Early is "eagle wood". Could be derived from Old English term eorlic for "noble". Also possibly means "earl's meadow", or from the English word "early", which has the same meaning as the Gaelic name Mochan. Confederate General Jubal Early.

Early has 4 variant forms: Earley, Earlie, Erlie and Erly.

For more information, see also the related boy name Earl.


Early is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1994 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Early for boys (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Early name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Early and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Earl, Earlie and Early. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Earl, Earlie, Early in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Early is also pronounced similarly to Arly, Warley and Yarley. Other suggested similar baby names are Carly, Earle, Erl, Erle, Farly, Harly and Marly. These names tend to be more commonly used than Early.


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