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What does Paley mean?

Paley Pronunciation of Paley as a boys' name is of Old English origin. May be related to Paul, or a place name related to "meadow". CBS founder William Paley.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, meadow


RELATED FORMS VIA PAUL Havel, Paavo, Pablo, Pal, Paolo, Pasha, Pauel, Pauli, Paulie, Paulin, Paulo, Paulos, Paulsen, Paulus, Pauly, Pavel, Pavle, Pavlik, Pavlo, Pawel, Pol, Poll

(male) Peley, ..

(female) Pala, ..

Paley Heath (P.H.), ..

How popular is Paley?

Paley is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#17122 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Pablo (#420 FROM RECENT DATA), Paolo, Paul (#234), Paulo (#1758) and Pavel are the prominent related forms of Paley (NOT RANKED) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Paley was more pronounced among parents during the years 1960-1969 (USAGE OF 1.3%) and has become much less since (USAGE 0.1%, 89.3%), with the form Paul becoming less trendy. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Pablo, Paolo, Paul, Paulo, Pavel in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Paley is pronounced similarly to Pali, Paolo, Pauli, Paulie, Paulo, Pauly, Pelayo and Peleh. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Arley, Atley, Baley, Baxley, Bayley, Cacey, Cailey, Caley, Carey, Carley, Casey, Coley, Dacey, Dailey, Daley, Dawley, Earley, Farley, Garey, Hadley, Hailey, Haley, Halley, Halsey, Hanley, Harley, Hawley, Jacey, Jamey, Juley, Kaley, Kasey, Lacey, Manley, Maxey, Oakley, Olley, Pace, Packey, Paddey, Paddy, Paden, Page, Paisley, Pal, Pall, Palmer, Parrey, Paten, Patsy, Patty, Pauel, Pavel, Pavle, Pawel, Pazel, Peale, Penley, Ramey, Riley, Roley, Ryley, Sealey, Tavey, Wadley, Warley and Wiley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Paley.