Meaning and Origin of: Yardley

Girl name origins & meanings

  • English : Open-minded

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • English : Of the yard

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Family name origins & meanings

  • English (West Midlands) : habitational name from any of various places, for example Yardley in the West Midlands, Essex, Northamptonshire, etc., or Yarley in Somerset, named with Old Englishgerd, gyrd ‘pole’, ‘stick’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. The compound apparently referred to a forest where timber could be gathered.