Meaning and Origin of: Akeley

Family name origins & meanings

  • North German form of Ageley, from Old High German agaleia ‘columbine’, a plant which was used medicinally in the Middle Ages, or from a female personal name of the same derivation.
  • Possibly English : habitational name from Akely in Buckinghamshire, named from Old English ac ‘oak’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.