What does Farley mean?
Farley \f(a)-rley, far-ley\ as a boys' 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 is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#849 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Lee (#701 last year) and Leigh are the prominent related forms of Farley (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000. These boy names were at the top of their popularity during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.5405%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.1495%, down 72.3%), with the form Lee becoming less trendy. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Farley and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)