What does Farley mean?
Farley [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".
(male) Ferley, Forley, ..
(female) Farla, Farli, .. Middle name pairings:
Farley Mordechai (F.M.), ..
How 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)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Farley for boys. Farley reached its top rank of #1387 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not listed currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Lee (#679 from recent data) and Leigh are the prominent related forms of Farley ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Farley were at the top of their popularity a century ago (median #1001) and have become significantly less common since (#1559, ▼95%).
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Arley, Bailey▼, Baley, Barcley, Barkley, Barney▼, Barrey, Bartley, Baxley, Bayley, Birley, Burley, Byrley, Caley, Carey▼, Carley, Carly, Carney, Charley▼, Corley, Curley, Dailey, Daley, Darbey, Darnley, Darsey, Dawley, Earle▼, Early▼, Fadle, Fareed, Fares, Farmer, Farnlee (see Farnley), Farnly (see Farnley), Farrel, Farrell, Farren, Farrer, Fernley, Finley▲, Frey, Fursey, Garey, Garlen, Garrey, Garvey, Hailey, Haley, Halley, Hanley, Hardey, Harlen, Harley▼, Harly, Harvey▼, Hawley, Hayley, Hurley, Jarvey, Kaley, Karle, Karney, Kayley, Manley, Markey, Marlea, Marley▲, Marly, Oakley▲, Paley, Parrey, Rawley, Wardley and Yarley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Farley.See names in meaning and etymology.