Name: Manley

Origin and Meaning of the Name Manley

  • Meaning:
    Common clearing; manly
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (MAN lee)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Manley)
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Miscellaneous Info for Manley

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    From a surname which in most cases originated as a local name of places in Devon and Cheshire, meaning in Old English "the common wood or clearing".
    It's choice as a first name may have been influenced by association with the vocabulary word "manly" and the hope that the qualities denoted by the adjective would be attributes of the bearer.

    Used as a first name in the 19th century, but no 20th century examples have been noted.

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