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What does Oakley mean?

Oakley Pronunciation of Oakley [oak-ley] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Oakley is "meadow of oak trees". Place name. Ackerley and Acton also refer to oak trees.

Associated with: old english, meadow.


Oakley has 5 variants: Oak, Oakes, Oaklee, Oakleigh and Oakly.

2 more alternative forms via Ackerley: Acklea and Ackley.

Creative forms:
(male) Oaker, Oroley, ..

(female) Oakola, Oakoli, ..

Middle name pairings:
Oakley Tristen (O.T.), ..

How popular is Oakley?

Oakley is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#1984 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Oakley reached its peak position of #567 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Oakley is pronounced similarly to Wakelea, Wakeley, Wakely and Wickley. Other suggested similar names are Bailey, Baley, Barkley, Baxley, Bayley, Cailey, Caley, Carley, Coakley, Dailey, Daley, Dawley, Earley, Farley, Hadley, Hagley, Hailey, Haley, Halley, Hanley, Harley, Hawley, Hayley, Kaley, Kayley, Manley, Marley, Olley, Paley, Radley, Rawley, Wadley, Warley and Yarley. These names tend to be more frequently used than Oakley.

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