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Girl Names Ending with -ley

Ley ending baby names and what they mean, with 96 results. -ley names are used more often as masculine names. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity in the year 1991 (USAGE OF 3.11%) and are somewhat less widespread today (USAGE 1.79%, 42%), with names such as Haley becoming less fashionable. The more fashionable baby names in this list are Adley (#620), Brinley (#338), Harley (#225), Paisley (#52) and Riley (#28), while Mosley (TOP 1%) and Utley (3%) are conventional -ley surnames. Here is the list of -ley names for boys.

-ley names

Adalley - Cailey | Calley - Eiley | Eiley - Kimberley | Langley - Salley | Shelley - Yolley

Adalley - Cailey

Var. of Adalia. Derived fr. Hebrew, Old German elements. "God is my refuge; noble one." Adaley is a marginally prominent birth name. See also Adelle.


Form of Adlai. Based on Hebrew. "God is just." Popular as last name, and Adley (UPPER 22%) is similar to popular -ley last names Alley (UPPER 2%), Akeley (56%). Unisex name.

Emilley, Emiley, Aemiley
Forms of Emily. Stems fr. Latin element. "Rival; laborious; eager." Aemiley, Emiley and Emilley are hardly found as female names.

Var. of Aileen. Root fr. Norman word. Scottish variant of Eileen, which possibly .. Ailey is not in the Top 2000. See also Eiley.

Ainsley and variants

Ainsley, var. Aynsley, Ansley1
Source fr. Old English. "Only hermitage wood or clearing." Ainsley and variants became less popular last year, falling on average -25 positions as girls' names with Ainsley falling the most.

Alley, Aley
Forms of Allie. .. Actress Ally Walker. Aley and Alley are not Top 2000 names.

Var. of Amberly. .. Or a variant of Amber with .. Amberley is unique as a baby name. See also Ambereen.


Origin fr. Old English word. "Hermitage field." Also used for boys. Used widely as a baby name, Ansley is comparable to the conventional Anglea.

Ashley and variants

Ashley, var. Asheley
From Old English. "Ash meadow." Asheley is exclusive as a baby name among the variant forms of Ashley.

Bailey and variants

Bailey, var. Bayley, Bailley
Derivative of Old English language. "Berry clearing; bailiff; city fortification." Bailey and variants became less trendy in 2018, dropping on average -3 positions as birth names with Bailey leading the decline.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -ley names: Adley, Ainsley, Ansley, Ashley, Bailey

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -ley names: Bayley, Bentley, Beverley, Briley, Brinley

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -ley names: Cailey, Caley, Cayley, Kailey, Kayley


Source fr. Old English. "Meadow of bent grass." Adoption of Bentley soared 7 years ago and is lower today. Gender-neutral name.


Var. of Beverly. Stems fr. Old English. "Beaver stream or meadow." Beverley is a frequently occurring (UPPER 23%) female name, and appears commonly (UPPER 16%) as a last name. Gender-neutral name.

Var. of Wilhelmina. Root fr. Old German element. "Determined protector." Rare as a birth name, but Billey is comparable to the more familiar Bailey. See also Bailly.

Var. of Blake. Derivative of Old English language. "Black, dark; pale." Gender-neutral name. Not Top 2000 name.

Stems fr. Old English word. "Broad meadow." Compare surnames Bradle (TOP 43%), Bramley (16%). Gender-neutral name.

Form of Brandy. Based on English element. The name of the distilled wine .. Cross-gender use. A rare birth name, Brantley occurs more frequently as a last name.

Briley and variants

Briley, var. Bryley
Root fr. American element. Modern invented name .. Somewhat common as children's names, Briley and Bryley are similar to the familiar Bailey.


Based on Old English element. Surname name from Brindley, the name .. Cross-gender use. Brinley peaked in popularity 1 year ago and has remained common.

Cayla and variants

Kayley, Kailey1, Cayley, Caley, Cailey1
Var. of Cayla. Based on Irish, Gaelic word. "Slim and fair." Somewhat popular as baby names, Kailey, Cailey, etc. sound like the common Kailee.

Kalila and variants

Kailey2, Cailey2
Forms of Kalila. Derivative of Arabic language. "Darling, beloved." Kailey is in the Top 2000.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for -ley names for girls.

1. Adalley - Cailey
Adalia [Adalley], Adlai [Adley], Emily [Emiley, Emilley, ..], Aileen [Ailey], Ainsley [Ansley, Aynsley], Allie [Aley, Alley], Amberly [Amberley], Ansley, Ashley [Asheley], Bailey [Bayley, Bailley], Bentley, Beverly [Beverley], Wilhelmina [Billey], Blake [Blakeley], Bradley, Brandy [Brantley], Briley [Bryley], Brinley, Cayla [Kayley, Kailey, ..], Kalila [Kailey, Cailey]

Calandra [Calley], Calantha [Calley], Callie [Kaley, Kalley, ..], Carla [Carley], Carly [Carley], Carol [Carley], Caroline [Carley], Kaylee [Kayley, Kaylley, ..], Cecilia [Ceciley, Sessaley, ..], Celeste [Celesley], Charlie [Charley], Chesleigh [Chesley, Chessley], Colleen [Coley], Nicole [Coley], Corliss [Corley], Danielle [Danelley], Dolly [Dolley], Dorothy [Dolley], Earla [Earley], Eileen [Eiley]

Eilidh [Eiley], Fernley, Hadley [Hedley], Haley [Hayley, Hailey], Hallie [Halley], Halle [Halley], Haralda [Halley], Harley [Arley], Hayley [Haley, Hailey, ..], Holly [Holley], Jolie [Joley], Julie [Juley, Jooley], Julia [Juley], Karla [Karley], Keely [Keyley, Keylley, ..], Kelly [Kelley], Kempley, Kiley, Kylie [Kyley, Kiley], Kimberly [Kymberley, Kimberley]

Langley, Leslie [Lezley, Lesley], Lily [Lilley], Lynn [Lynley], Magali [Magaley], Marlee [Marley], Marlene [Marley], Molly [Molley], Nelly [Nelley], Eleanor [Nelley], Paisley, Pearl [Perley], Polly [Polley], Raleigh [Raley, Rawley, ..], Riley [Ryley, Reilley], Ripley, Rosalie [Rosaley], Rylee [Ryley], Sarah [Salley], Sally [Salley]

Shelley [Schelley], Rochelle [Shelley], Rachel [Shelley], Shirley [Shirlley], Cicely [Sisley], Talicia [Talley], Tallulah [Talley], Tally [Talley], Thalia [Talley], Tilda [Tilley], Truth [Truley], Ursula [Ursley], Valley, Waverly [Waverley], Whitley [Whittley], Iolanthe [Yolley]

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