Meaning and name origin
Harley \ha(r)-ley\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Harley), is pronounced HAR-lee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Harley is "hare meadow; the long field". May also possibly mean "rocky meadow" or "eagle meadow". Familiar as the name of a great motorcycle, the Harley-Davidson.
Harley is a very popular first name for males (#526 out of 1220, Top 43%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2397 out of 88799, Top 3%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Harley for boys. Harley reached its highest rank of #191 in the U.S. in 1880-1889 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Harley and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Harley (#641) and Arley. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Harley▼ is also pronounced similarly to Harlo, Harloe, Harlow, Hurlee, Hurley and Hurly. Other suggested similar baby names are Carley, Earley, Farley, Hadley, Hagley, Hailey, Haley, Halley, Hanley, Hardey, Harel, Harlen, Harrel, Hartley, Harvey▲, Hawley, Hayley, Marley, Warley and Yarley. These names tend to be less commonly used than Harley.