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Updated June 9, 2019

How Popular Is The Name Coley

Family name origins & meanings

  • English (West Midlands) : nickname for a swarthy person, from Old English colig ‘dark’, ‘black’ (a derivative of col ‘(char)coal’).
  • English : possibly a habitational name from Coaley in Gloucestershire, named in Old English as ‘woodland clearing (lēah) with a hut or shelter (cofa)’.
  • Probably an Americanized form of Swiss German Kohli or Kohler.

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