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Meaning and name origin

Farley \f(a)-rley, far-ley\ as a boy's name is pronounced FAR-lee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Farley is "fern wood". From fearn leah. May also be from the Gaelic name Fearghal, meaning "brave man".


Farley has 14 variant forms: Fairlay, Fairlee, Fairleigh, Fairlie, Farlay, Farlee, Farleigh, Farlie, Farlow, Farly, Farrleigh, Farrley, Lee and Leigh.


Farley is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#826 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Farley and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Lee (#701) and Leigh. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lee, Leigh in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Carley, Earley, Farnley, Farrel, Harley, Marley, Warley and Yarley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Farley.