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What does Farley mean?

Farley Pronunciation of Farley as a boys' name is pronounced FAR-lee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Farley is "fern wood". From fearn leah. May also be from the Gaelic name Fearghal, meaning "brave man".


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, gaelic, brave


VARIANTS Fairlay, Fairlee, Fairleigh, Fairlie, Farlay, Farlee, Farleigh, Farlie, Farlow, Farly, Farrleigh, Farrley, Lee, Leigh



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How popular is Farley?

Farley is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#849 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Farley reached its top rank of #1387 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not listed currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Farley name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Farley outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Lee (#689 FROM RECENT DATA) and Leigh are the prominent related forms of Farley ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Farley were at the top of their popularity a century ago (MEDIAN #1001) and have become significantly less common since (#1563, 95%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Farley, Lee, Leigh in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lee outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Arley, Bailey, Baley, Barcley, Barkley, Barney, Barrey, Bartley, Baxley, Bayley, Birley, Burley, Byrley, Caley, Carey, Carley, Carly, Carney, Charley, Corley, Curley, Dailey, Daley, Darbey, Darnley, Darsey, Dawley, Earle, Early, Fadle, Fareed, Fares, Farmer, Farnlee (see Farnley), Farnly (see Farnley), Farrel, Farrell, Farren, Farrer, Fernley, Finley, Frey, Fursey, Garey, Garlen, Garrey, Garvey, Hailey, Haley, Halley, Hanley, Hardey, Harlen, Harley, Harly, Harvey, Hawley, Hayley, Hurley, Jarvey, Kaley, Karle, Karney, Kayley, Manley, Markey, Marlea, Marley, Marly, Oakley, Paley, Parrey, Rawley, Wardley and Yarley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Farley.

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