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 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).