Meaning and Origin of: Fairley

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Distant meadow

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish : habitational name from one of several places named from Old English fæger ‘beautiful’ or fearn ‘fern’ +lēah ‘woodland clearing’. Black associates the name in this spelling particularly with the barony of Fairley or Fairlie near Largs in Ayrshire.