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What does Priestly mean?

Priestly Pronunciation of Priestly [priest-ly] as a name for boys is of Old English derivation, and the meaning of the name Priestly is "priest's meadow". Priestly is an alternate spelling of Presley (Old English): place name.

Associated with: old english, priest (monk), meadow.


4 different relations via Presley: Presly, Pressley, Prestley and Priestley.

Creative forms:
(male) Parstly, Perstly, ..

(female) Priely, Priestan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Priestly Zephyr (P.Z.), ..

How popular is Priestly?

Priestly is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#42217 out of 150436, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only popular related form of Priestly (not ranked) is Presley (#1353 in 2015). Other variants, like Presly, are seldom used. This relation of Priestly reached the height of its popularity 6 years ago (adoption of 0.01%) and is almost as popular today (adoption 0.01%, 17.3%). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Presley in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Priestly and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ainsly, Ardsly (see Ardley), Aresty, Bently, Brently, Bridgely, Brily (see Briley), Brindly, Brinly, Chesly, Cristy, Crosly (see Crosley), Grantly, Greely, Gridly (see Gridley), Grimsly, Kinsly, Knightly, Lesly, Paisley, Peasly, Penly, Philly, Piet, Pieter, Pietro, Poriel, Prentis, Prescot, Presslee, Prestcot, Preston, Printz, Printze (see Prince), Risly (see Risley), Wesly and Wheatly. These names tend to be more commonly used than Priestly.

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