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Meaning and Name Origin

Roley \r(o)-ley\ as a name for boys. Roley's root is Old German, and the meaning of Roley is "renowned land". Roley is a derivative of Roland (Old German): Roland is celebrated in French and Italian poetic and romantic sagas as a hero in the service of Charlemagne. Scarcely used as a birth name.


Roley has 3 variants: Rollie, Rollo and Rolly.

Roley has 12 more related forms via Roland: Lannie, Lanny, Orlando, Roeland, Rolando, Roldan, Rollan, Rolland, Rollin, Rollins, Rowe and Rowland.


Roley is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#29747 out of 88799, Top 33%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Roley and corresponding names. Prominent alternative forms of Roley (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 are Orlando (#558 last year), Roland (#612), Rolando (#905), Rollo, Rowland, Rollin, Rollie, Lannie, Rolland and Lanny. Adoption of these boy names was at its apex during 1880-1889 and has become much lower since, with forms like Rolando, Orlando, Rollin, Rowland and Rollie falling out of fashion. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lannie, Lanny, Orlando, Roland, Rolando, Rolland, Rollie, Rollin, Rollo, Rowland in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Roley is alike in pronunciation to Rawley, Riley, Rowlea, Rowlee, Rowley, Rowly and Ryley. Other suggested similar baby names are Coley, Rolle, Rorey and Royle. These names tend to be more commonly used than Roley.