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What does Moorley mean?

Moorley Pronunciation of Moorley [moor-ley] as a name for boys is of Old English origin, and the name Moorley means "meadow on the moor". Moorley is a variant form of Morley (Old English): place name.

Associated with: old english, meadow.


Moorley has 5 variants: Moorly, Morlee, Morleigh, Morly and Morrley.

Creative forms:
(male) Moorle, Murley, ..

(female) Moorli, Moorlo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Moorley Karam (M.K.), ..

How popular is Moorley?

Moorley is a rare first name for men. Moorley is an equally rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Moorley has yet to be recorded in the list so far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Moorley is alike in pronunciation to Marlea, Marley and Marly. Other suggested similar names are Birley, Bosley, Bromley, Burley, Byrley, Carley, Charley, Coakley, Cokeley, Coley, Colley, Conley, Corey, Corley, Corney, Correy, Courey, Cowrey (see Cowrie), Crosley, Curley, Dooley, Dorsey, Earley, Eberley, Everley, Farley, Farrley (see Farley), Harley, Hockley, Horsley, Hurley, Jorey, Korey, Korrey (see Kory), Mabrey, Manley, Markey, Marlen, Merle, Merlen, Mersey, Modred, Monroe, Moordred, Moore, Moorland (see Moreland), Moray, Mordy, More, Morey, Morgen, Moriel, Morrel, Morrey, Morrie, Morry, Morse, Morten, Morty, Morven, Murfey (see Murphy), Murrey, Roley, Rooney, Rorey, Somerley, Sorley, Thorley, Thornley, Torey, Torrey and Warley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Moorley.

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