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Boy Name: Harley

Name: Harley
Pronunciation: \ha(r)-ley\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Harley's also a girl name)
Meaning: hare meadow; the long field
Origin: English
Sounds Like: Hurley, Harel, Harrel, Harlow, Harloe, Harlo, Hurly, Hurlee
Variant forms: Arlea, Arleigh, Arley, Harlea, Harlee, Harleigh, Harly
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 526
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 2397


Harley \ha(r)-ley\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Harley), is pronounced HAR-lee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Harley is "hare meadow; the long field". May also possibly mean "rocky meadow" or "eagle meadow". Familiar as the name of a great motorcycle, the Harley-Davidson.

Harley has 7 variant forms: Arlea, Arleigh, Arley, Harlea, Harlee, Harleigh and Harly.

Baby names that sound like Harley are Hurley, Harel, Harrel, Harlow, Harloe, Harlo, Hurly and Hurlee.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Harley.


Harley is a very popular first name for men (#526 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#2397 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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