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Early 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 name Earl.

Early is also pronounced similarly to Arly, Warley and Yarley. Other suggested similar baby names are Carly, Earle, Erl, Erle, Farly, Harly and Marly.

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Popularity of Early

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 names popularity of Early name for boys (2012 statistics). Compare Early with its variant forms and related boy baby names.


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