Meaning and Origin of: Wadley

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Middle English : A ford
  • English : Ford meadow

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from a place in Berkshire named Wadley, from Old English wād ‘woad’ or the personal name Wada + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. Wadley in Northumberland, which has the same derivation, appears not to have contributed significantly to the modern surname.