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pinWhat does Farley mean?

Farley /far-ley/ [2 sylls.] 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 has 14 variants: Fairlay, Fairlee, Fairleigh, Fairlie, Farlay, Farlee, Farleigh, Farlie, Farlow, Farly, Farrleigh, Farrley, Lee and Leigh.

Farley has 4 more alternative forms via Fearghal: Feargal, Fearghall, Fergall and Forgael.

Kreatif forms: Farle, Forley. [more]

pinHow popular is Farley?

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 (outside Top 1000) 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%, 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)

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

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

pinSimilar 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.