Meaning and Origin of: Farley

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Distant meadow

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from any of various places named Farley, of which there are examples in Berkshire, Derbyshire, Hampshire, Kent, Somerset, and Staffordshire, from Old English asfearn ‘fern’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. See alsoFarleigh, Fairley, Fairlie.
  • Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearghaile (seeFarrelly).