What does Roley mean?
Roley /ro-ley/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys. Roley's root is Old German, and the meaning of Roley is "renowned land". Roley is a version of Roland (Old German) with the suffix -ey.
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)
Prominent alternative forms of Roley (not ranked) 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 the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.2968%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.0925%, 68.8% less), with forms like Rolando, Orlando, Rolland, Rollie and Lanny falling out of fashion. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Roley and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Roley is alike in pronunciation to Rawley, Riley▲, Rowlea, Rowlee, Rowley, Rowly, Rylee and Ryley. Other suggested similar baby names are Coley, Rolle, Rorey and Royle. These names tend to be more commonly used than Roley.