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What does Roley mean?

Roley Pronunciation of Roley [ro-ley] as a name for boys has its root in Old German, and the meaning of Roley is "renowned land". Roley is a version of Roland (Old German).

Associated with: renowned (famous).


Roley has 3 variants: Rollie, Rollo and Rolly.

4 more related forms via Roland: Roldan, Rollan, Rollin and Rowe.

Creative forms:
(male) Reeley, Roleyd, ..

(female) Rolai, Rolee, ..

Middle name pairings:
Roley Santana (R.S.), ..

How popular is Roley?

Roley is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#27970 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Roley (not ranked) are Roland (#586 last year), Rolly, Rollo, Rollin and Rollie. Usage of these relations of Roley was widespread 95 years ago (median #1064) and has become much lower since (#1717, 85% less usage), with forms like Rollin falling out of fashion. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Roland, Rollie, Rollin, Rollo, Rolly 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 Ralegh, Rawley, Rawly, Reilley, Reilly, Riley, Rowlea, Rowlee, Rowley, Rowly, Rylee and Ryley. Other suggested similar names are Adley, Alley, Atley, Bodey, Bogey, Caley, Cobey, Codey, Colbey, Coley, Coney, Conley, Corey, Covey, Coxey, Daley, Dooley, Haley, Hobey, Jodey, Joey, Jorey, Juley, Kaley, Kobey, Korey, Morey, Morley, Olley, Radley, Ramey, Rey, Ripley, Risley, Robby, Rockley, Rocky, Rodel, Rodeo, Rodney, Rojay, Rolf, Rolfe, Rolle, Rolph, Romeo, Ronel, Ronny, Rooney, Rorey, Rorry, Rory, Rowdy, Rowney, Roy, Royer, Royle, Rutley, Sorley, Tobey, Tomey, Volney and Wiley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Roley.

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