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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 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.


Farley is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#826 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Farley and affiliated names. Lee (#701 last year) and Leigh are the prominent related forms of Farley (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000. This boy name was at the top of its popularity during the years 1950-1959 and has become significantly less popular since, with the form Lee becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth 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.