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What does Roley mean?

Roley /ro-ley/ 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.

Associated with: renowned (famous)


Roley has 3 variants: Rollie, Rollo and Rolly.

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

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

(female) Rolai, Rolee, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Prominent alternative forms of Roley (not ranked) are Roland (#612 last year), Rolly, Rollo, Rollin and Rollie. Usage of these relations of Roley was widespread 94 years ago (median #1064) and has become much lower since (#1722, 87% less usage), with forms like Rollin falling out of fashion. Displayed below is an analysis of the statistics of the boy name Roley and corresponding names. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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.