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".
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)
Lee (#701 from recent data) and Leigh are the prominent related forms of Farley (outside Top 1000) ranked in the Top 1000. These relations of Farley were at the top of their popularity 6 decades ago (median #459) and have become significantly less common since (#850, ▼72.3%). Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Farley and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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