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What does Paley mean?

Paley Pronunciation of Paley [pa-ley] as a boys' name is of Old English origin. May be related to Paul, or a place name related to "meadow". CBS founder William Paley.

Associated with: old english, meadow.


22 related forms via Paul: Havel, Paavo, Pablo, Pal, Paolo, Pasha, Pauel, Pauli, Paulie, Paulin, Paulo, Paulos, Paulsen, Paulus, Pauly, Pavel, Pavle, Pavlik, Pavlo, Pawel, Pol and Poll.

Creative forms:
(male) Peley, Poley, ..

(female) Pala, Palia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Paley Davis (P.D.), ..

How popular is Paley?

Paley is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#17122 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Pablo (#393 from recent data), Paolo, Paul (#200), Paulo and Pavel are the prominent related forms of Paley (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Paley was more pronounced among parents during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 1.3%) and has become much less since (usage 0.1%, 88.4%), with the form Paul becoming less trendy. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Pablo, Paolo, Paul, Paulo, Pavel in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Paley is pronounced similarly to Pali, Pelayo and Peleh. Other suggested similar names are Alley, Arley, Bailey, Baley, Baxley, Bayley, Cacey, Cailey, Caley, Carey, Carley, Casey, Coley, Dacey, Dahey, Dailey, Daley, Davey, Dawley, Earley, Farley, Garey, Hailey, Haley, Halley, Halsey, Hanley, Harley, Hawley, Hayley, Jacey, Jamey, Juley, Kacey, Kaley, Kasey, Kayley, Kealey, Kiley, Macey, Manley, Marley, Maxey, Oakley, Olley, Pace, Packey, Paddy, Paden, Page, Paget, Paisley, Pall, Palmer, Parrey, Parry, Paten, Patsy, Patty, Pazel, Peale, Penley, Ramey, Rawley, Riley, Roley, Ryley, Sealey, Tavey, Wadley, Warley and Wiley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Paley.