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What does Greeley mean?

Greeley Pronunciation of Greeley as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Greeley is "gray meadow". Place name, also possibly "green meadow". American use of the name may be homage to 19th-century journalist and politician Horace Greeley.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, meadow, 19th century


VARIANTS Greelea, Greeleigh, Greely



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How popular is Greeley?

Greeley is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#7344 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

The only popular alternative form of Greeley (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) is Greely. This relation of Greeley was favored as a baby name a century ago (#1741). (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Greely in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Greeley and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Ardley, Ardsley, Arley, Asheley (see Ashley), Berkeley, Birkeley (see Berkeley), Bradley, Branley, Brawley, Brenley (see Brinley), Brentley, Briley, Brinley, Bromley, Bryley (see Briley), Chesley, Cokeley, Cranley, Crosley, Denley, Eberley, Everley, Gaelle, Gearey, Gerrey, Gilley, Gradey, Graeme, Graidey, Grantley, Greer, Greger, Gregory, Grey, Gridley, Gridly (see Gridley), Grimsley, Hedley, Henley, Kealey, Keeley, Kelley, Kenley, Lesley, Penley, Presley, Pressley, Prestley, Redley, Sealey, Seeley, Shelley, Shepley, Smedley, Sweeney, Wakeley, Webley, Wesley and Wrisley. These names tend to be more frequently used than Greeley.

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