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Baby Names That End In -Ley

Ashley started it, and today there is a whole raft of stylish baby names that end with -ley -- if not literally those letters, then at least the sound. Most -ley baby names are for girls but some work for boys too. The downside: The -ley ending is so trendy that baby names that carry it can feel more popular than they are.
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  • Brinsley

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    The 'ley' ending makes this British surname name ripe for consideration as a feminine girls' name. Brinsley joins such sisters as Kinsley and Tinsley. Read More 

  • Cayley

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  • Charley

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    Charlie and its many forms are on the rise for 2013 - including Charley, which relates more directly to the male formal name Charles. But Charley has risen several hundred places for girls in the ... Read More 

  • Everly

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    Everly is part Eva, part Emily, and a large part Everly Brothers. Its recent choice for his daughter by "sexiest man in the world" Channing Tatum will inevitably propel this trendy-sounding name hi... Read More 

  • Finley

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    This was a 100 percent male name until celebs Jason Sehorn and Angie Harmon bestowed it on their daughter, recently followed by Lisa Marie Presley, who used it for one of her (female) twins. Now t... Read More 

  • Hadley

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    Hadley, most famous as the name of Ernest Hemingway's first wife, is more sophisticated, professional, and modern than cousins Harley, Haley, or Hayden. After debuting on the Top 1000 list in 1998,... Read More 

  • Hailey

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    There are no less than ten different variations of Hailey on the current Most Popular list, but this is the spelling that brought it into the Top 10 of 2010, and it now sits within the Top 50. So, ... Read More 

  • Halley

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  • Harley

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    You can ride one, you can use it as a baby name -- or, as is often the case, both. In spite of its slightly renegade motorcycle image, it is now chosen more frequently for girls.  Read More 

  • Hayley

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    It all started in 1946, when Hayley Mills was given her mother's maiden name. Now that spelling is in third place, after Hailey and Haley, with all three adding up to one of the most popular names ... Read More 

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