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What does Galway mean?

Galway Pronunciation of Galway [gal-way] as a boys' name. Irish place name: a city in the west of Ireland. Critic Galway Kinnell; flutist James Galway.

Related boy name: Galloway.


Creative forms:
(male) Gamway, Gasway, ..

(female) Galna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Galway Fidel (G.F.), ..

How popular is Galway?

Galway is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#51233 out of 150436, Top 34%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Galway has yet to be listed in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Galway name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Galway is alike in pronunciation to Gallo, Gallway, Galo and Gilley. Other recommended names are Clay, Dantay, Delray, Farlay, Gaby, Gaelan, Gaetan, Gal, Galan, Galath, Gale, Galen, Galeno, Galil, Galin, Gall, Galten, Galton, Galvan, Galven, Galvin, Galyn, Gamal, Garan, Garey, Garlan, Garllan, Garman, Garnar, Garpar (see Gaspard), Garrad, Garran, Garraway, Garrey, Garroway, Garry, Garvan, Garvy, Garwen, Garwin, Garwyn, Gaspar, Gautam, Gavan, Gawain, Gawan, Gawayn, Gay, Gazza, Gerwazy (see Gervase), Gilad, Gilam, Gilbey, Gilby, Gildray (see Gilroy), Gilead, Gilean, Gillan, Gillby, Gillray, Gilman, Gilray, Gilroy, Gray, Gullan, Gulzar, Gwayn, Jaray, Kenway, Laray and Sanjay. These names tend to be more frequently used than Galway.