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Boy Names Ending with -ly

Ly ending baby names and what they mean, with 137 results. Adoption of these boy names reached its highest 88 years ago (USAGE OF 0.9%) and has become much lower since, with names such as Kelly becoming somewhat dated. Cly (TOP 22%) and Adderly (25%) are popular -ly surnames. Here is the list of -ly names for girls.

-ly names

Accerly - Bosly | Bradly - Daly | Daly - Haily | Hanly - Knightly | Langly - Rawly | Redly - Thornly | Townly - Yardly

Accerly - Bosly

Ackerly, Accerly
Var. of Ackerley. Derived fr. Old English. "Oak meadow." Ackerly (compare Atherly, Adderly) is a popular -rly suffix surname.

Ansly, Ainsly
Var. of Ansley. Root fr. Old English language. "Hermitage field." Alsly and Arsly are creative variations.

Var. of Alistair. From Greek language. "Man's defender." Rather unusual as a boys' name, Aly occurs more conventionally as a surname. See also Arly.

Antoly, Anatoly
Var. of Anatole. From Greek element. "Break of day." Outside Top 2000.

Ardsly, Ardly
Forms of Ardley. Root fr. Old English element. "Home-lover's meadow." Not in Top 2000.

Form of Arley. Source fr. Old English language. "Hare meadow." Not much used as a baby name. Gender-neutral name.

Ashly, Ashely
Var. of Ashley. Source fr. Old English language. "Ash meadow." Compare surnames Ashey (UPPER 45%), Ashley (1%).

Bailey and variants

Bayly, Baily
Var. of Bailey. Based on Old English element. "Berry clearing; bailiff; city fortification." Somewhat popular as birth names, Baily and Bayly are similar to the common Billy.

Form of Baxley. Stems fr. Middle English word. "Baker's meadow." Bavly is a slightly favored boys' name. See also Bosly.

Peasly, Beasly
Forms of Beasley. Source fr. Old English language. "Meadow of peas." Beasly and Peasly are unconventional masculine names, and Beasly exists regularly (UPPER 53%) as a surname.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -ly names: Baily, Bently, Beverly, Billy, Blakely, Willy


Form of Bentley. Source fr. Old English language. "Bent grass meadow." Cross-gender use. Bently is scarce as a men's name, existing regularly (TOP 23%) as a surname.


Root fr. Old English. "Beaver stream." Unisex name. Less popular today. Beverly was last found in the 1960s in the Top 2000.

William and variants

Willy, Billy1
Var. of William. Derived fr. Old German element. "Determined protector." Used widely as baby names, Billy and Willy are comparable to the conventional Wally.


Form of Bill. From English word. Nickname for William, used occasionally as .. Unisex name. Billy became less trendy in 2018, dropping -12 positions as a boys' name to reach #845.

Var. of Birley. Source fr. Old English. "Meadow with the cow byre." Not much used as a boys' name. See also Birny.


Origin fr. Old English element. "Dark meadow; pale meadow." Slightly novel as a children's name, Blakely is used more frequently as a last name. Gender-neutral name.

Form of Blake. Source fr. Old English. "Black; pale, white." Cross-gender use. Blakely grew in popularity in 1990.

Form of Bligh. Derived fr. Old English language. "Bliss." Bly is seldom adopted as a baby name. See also Bayly.

From Irish, Gaelic, Old Norse words. "Descendant of Blighe." Bly is uncommonly used as a men's name, existing often (UPPER 4%) as a surname.

Form of Bosley. Stems fr. Middle English element. "Meadow near the woods." Bosly is not a Top 2000 name. See also Beasly.

Quick Reference

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

1. Accerly - Bosly
Ackerley [Ackerly, ..], Ansley [Ansly, ..], Alistair [Aly], Anatole [Antoly, ..], Ardley [Ardsly, ..], Arley [Arly], Ashley [Ashly, ..], Bailey [Bayly, ..], Baxley [Baxly], Beasley [Peasly, ..], Bentley [Bently], Beverly, William [Willy, ..], Bill [Billy], Birley [Birly], Blakely, Blake [Blakely], Bligh [Bly], Bly, Bosley [Bosly]

Bradley [Bradly], Branley [Branly], Brawley [Brawly, ..], Brent [Brently], Bridgely, Briley [Bryly, ..], Brinley [Brynly, ..], Brockley [Brockly], Caley [Caily], Carlin [Carly], Carlyle [Carly], Charles [Karoly, ..], Charlie [Charly], Chesley [Chesly], Coakley [Cokely, ..], Cranley [Cranly], Crosley [Crosly], Culley [Cully], Culver [Cully], Dailey [Daily, ..]

Daly, Denley [Denly], Donnell [Donnelly], Dunley [Dunly], Earl [Early], Early [Erly], Elijah [Ely], Ely, Eli [Ely], Eleazar [Ely], Everley [Everly], Farley [Farly], Farnley [Farnly], Grantland [Grantly], Greeley [Greely], Gridley [Gridly], Grimsley [Grimsly], Hadley [Hadly], Hagley [Hagly], Haley [Haily]

Hanley [Hanly], Harley [Harly], Hawley [Hawly], Hedley [Hedly, ..], Hernley [Hernly], Hilary [Hilly], Hockley [Hockly], Horsley [Horsly], Huntley [Huntly], Hurley [Hurly], Huxley [Huxly], July, Karl [Karoly], Keeley [Keely, ..], Kelly, Kenley [Kenly], Kimberly, Kingsley [Kinsly, ..], Kirkley [Kirkly], Knightley [Knightly]

Langley [Langly], Leslie [Lezly, ..], Lindley [Lindly], Linley [Linly], Manley [Manly], Marcel [Marcely], Marley [Marly], Miguel [Migelly], Michael [Mihaly], Morley [Morly, ..], Natal [Nataly], Cornelius [Neely], Oakley [Oakly], Paul [Pauly], Penley [Penly], Philip [Philly], Presley [Priestly, ..], Radley [Radly], Ransley [Ransly], Raleigh [Rawly]

Redley [Redly], Reilly, Ridley [Ridly], Ripley [Riply], Risley [Risly], Rockley [Rockly], Roland [Rolly], Rowley [Rowly], Sedgley [Sedgely], Seeley [Seely], Shelley [Shelly], Shepley [Shepply], Sicily [Sicilly], Skelly [Scully], Sylvester [Sly], Smedley [Smedly], Stanley [Stanly], Sullivan [Sully], Sully, Thornley [Thornly]

Townsend [Townly], Tully, Vasilis [Wassily, ..], Basil [Wassily, ..], Vito [Vitaly], Wadley [Wadly], Wakeley [Wakely], Wallace [Wally], Wally, Walter [Wally], Wesley [Wesly], Westerly, Wetherly [Weatherly], Wheatley [Wheatly], Willie [Willy], Willis [Willy], Yardley [Yardly]

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