Meaning and name origin
Erly \e-rly, er-ly\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Erly is "eagle wood". Erly is a variant of Early (Old English): could be derived from Old English term eorlic for "noble".
Erly is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Erly and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Early and Earlie. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Erly is also pronounced similarly to Arley, Arlo▲ and Arly. Other suggested similar baby names are Earl▼, Earle▼, Ely, Erl, Erle, Erol, Erryl and Eryle. These names tend to be more commonly used than Erly.