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What does Knightley mean?

Knightley Pronunciation of Knightley [knight-ley] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Knightley is "knight's meadow". Place name.

Associated with: old english, knight (warrior), meadow.


Knightley has 6 variants: Knight, Knightlea, Knightlee, Knightlie, Knightly and Knights.

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Middle name pairings:
Knightley Ahmir (K.A.), ..

How popular is Knightley?

Knightley is an unusual first name for males. Knightley is an equivalently unusual last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Knightley has yet to be recorded in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Kiley, Kingsley, Kinsley, Kirkley, Priestley, Quigley and Whitley. Like Knightley, these names are not frequently used.

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