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Boy Names Ending with -ley

Ley ending baby names and what they mean, with 162 results. -ley names are used more often as masculine names. These boy names reached the top of their popularity in the year 2014 (USAGE OF 1.06%) and are almost as common today (USAGE 0.94%, 11% LESS), but with names such as Wiley becoming less trendy. The trendier birth names among these are Finley (#273), Finnley (#615), Huxley (#668), Oakley (#459) and Wesley (#105), while Fraley (TOP 2%) and Medley (2%) are familiar -ley surnames. Here is the list of -ley names for girls.

-ley names

Ackerley - Blakeley | Bosley - Chalkley | Charley - Dudley | Dunley - Harley | Hartley - Knightley | Langley - Ransley | .. - .. | Wiley - Yardley

Ackerley - Blakeley

Ackerley, var. Ackley
From Old English element. "Oak meadow." Ackerley, Ackley (compare Arkley, Ankley) are common -ley suffix surnames.

Form of Adlai. Derivative of Hebrew. "God is just." Adney (TOP 20%), Adey (35%) are conventional surnames. Also a girls' name.

Ainsley1, var. Aynsley, Ansley1
Stems fr. Old English. "Only hermitage wood or clearing." Ainsley, Ansley and Aynsley are unusual as birth names.

Var. of Alan. Source fr. Old German. "Precious." Alleyd and Asley are creative forms.

Ansley2, var. Annsley, Ainsley2
Derivative of Old English element. "Hermitage field." Rare as children's names, but Ansley, Ainsley, etc. sound like the more common Ansel.

Ardley, var. Ardsley
Origin fr. Old English language. "Home-lover's meadow." Ardley and Ardsley are not in the Top 2000.


Root fr. Old English word. "Hare meadow." Unisex name. Arley soared in popularity a century ago.

Ashley and variants

Ashley, var. Asheley
Derived fr. Old English. "Ash meadow." Ashley has waned in popularity as a baby name circa 1980-1989.

Atley, var. Attley
Based on Old English. "The meadow." Atley and Attley are not Top 2000 names.


Derivative of Old English element. Place name of uncertain meaning .. Somewhat atypical as a birth name, Audley is used more frequently as a surname. See also Attley.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -ley names: Arley, Ashley, Audley, Bailey, Bartley

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -ley names: Bayley, Bentley, Berkley

Bailey and variants

Bailey, var. Bayley, Baley
Derived fr. Old English word. "Berry clearing; bailiff; city fortification." Bailey, Baley and Bayley are seldom found as male names.

Barclay and variants

Berkley1, Berkeley1, Bartley, Barkley1, Barcley
Forms of Barclay. Source fr. Scottish, Old English. "Birch tree meadow." Bartley and Berkley are more commonplace as boys' names among the variant forms of Barclay.

Var. of Baxter. Root fr. Old English. "Baker." Baxley was not among 2018's Top names. See also Bosley.

Root fr. Middle English element. "Baker's meadow." Bexley is a moderately common baby name. See also Beasley.

Beasley, var. Peaseley
Origin fr. Old English element. "Meadow of peas." Beasley and Peaseley were not among 2018's Top names.


Derived fr. Old English. "Bent grass meadow." Usage of Bentley as a children's name in 2018 was up a lot compared to a decade ago. Cross-gender use.

Berkeley and variants

Berkeley2, var. Birkley, Birkeley, Berkley2, Barkley2
Origin fr. Old English word. "The birch tree meadow." Barkley, Berkeley, Birkeley and Birkley are more unusual as baby names.

Var. of Beverly. Derivative of Old English. "Beaver stream." Gender-neutral name. Beverley was not among 2018's Top names.

Source fr. Old English. "Meadow with the cow byre." Unique, with the -ey suffix for Birley, like Brodey, Birkley. See also Birkey.

Var. of Blakely. From Old English. "Dark meadow; pale meadow." Blakeley was not among 2018's Top names. Gender-neutral name.

Quick Reference

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

1. Ackerley - Blakeley
Ackerley [Ackley], Adlai [Adley], Ainsley [Aynsley, ..], Alan [Alley], Ansley [Annsley, ..], Ardley [Ardsley], Arley, Ashley [Asheley], Atley [Attley], Audley, Bailey [Bayley, ..], Barclay [Berkley, ..], Baxter [Baxley], Baxley, Beasley [Peaseley], Bentley, Berkeley [Birkley, ..], Beverly [Beverley], Birley, Blakely [Blakeley]

Bosley, Bradley, Branley, Brand [Brantley], Brant [Brantley], Brawley, Brent [Brentley], Bridgely [Bridgeley], Briley [Bryley], Brinley [Brindley, ..], Brockley, Bromley, Buck [Buckley], Buckley, Burleigh [Byrley, ..], Caelan [Caley], Caley [Kayley, ..], Carley, Carlyle [Carley], Chalkley

Charles [Charley], Chesley, Coakley [Cokeley], Cole [Coley], Colley, Conlan [Conley], Conley, Corey [Corley], Corliss [Corley], Cranley, Crosley [Crossley], Culley, Curley, Dailey [Daley], Dale [Daley], Daly [Dawley, ..], Darnley, Denley, Dooley, Dudley

Dunley [Dunnley], Early [Earley], Eberlein [Eberley], Everley, Farley [Farrley], Farnley [Fernley], Fernley [Farnley], Finlay [Finnley, ..], Gill [Gilley], Grant [Grantley], Grantland [Grantley], Greeley, Gridley, Grimsley, Hadley, Hagley, Haley [Hayley, ..], Halley, Hanley [Henley, ..], Harley [Arley]

Hartley, Hawley, Hedley [Headley], Henley, Hernley, Hockley, Horsley, Huntley, Hurley, Huxley, July [Juley], Kaelan [Kaley], Keeley [Kealey], Kelly [Kelley], Kenley, Kyle [Kiley], Kimberly [Kimberley], Kingsley [Kinsley], Kirkley, Knightley

Langley, Leslie [Lesley], Lindley, Linley, Lynley, Mackinley [Mckinley], Manley, Marley, Mc- [Mckinley], Mendel [Mendeley], Morley [Morrley, ..], Oakley, Oliver [Olley], Paisley, Paley, Penley [Pennley], Presley [Priestley, ..], Quigley, Radley, Ransley

Raleigh [Rawley], Redley [Radley], Reilly [Reilley], Ridgeley, Ridley [Riddley], Riley [Ryley], Ripley, Risley [Wrisley], Rockley, Roland [Roley], Rowley, Rutley, Ryley, Sedgley [Sedgeley], Seeley [Sealey], Shanley [Shannley], Shelley, Shepley [Shipley], Smedley, Somerley [Sorley]

Stanley, Stockley, Sully [Sulley], Thorley, Thornley, Tully [Tulley], Wadley, Wakeley, Wardley, Warley, Waverley [Waverley], Wetherly [Wetherley, ..], Webley, Wesley [Westley, ..], Westerly [Westerley], Wheatley, Whitley, Wickley, Wiley [Willey], William [Wiley]

Wylie [Wiley], Yardley [Yeardley, ..]

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