"oak wood or clearing"

Oakley Origin and Meaning

The name Oakley is a boy's name of English origin meaning "oak wood or clearing".

As sturdy as Oak, with deeper roots. It's been on the rise for both boys and girls in recent years, with the name comfortably in the top 500 for boys and nearing the Top 100 for girls.

For boys, Oak variations Oakland, Oaklen, and Oaklee are also quite popular. And S-ender Oaks or Oakes are also gaining in popularity.

Though it may sound like a modern unisex invention, Oakley was actually used as a boys' name in the US at the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries. It's popular throughout the English-speaking world as well as for dogs.

# 396 in the US

Oakley Rank in US Top 1000

# 411 on Nameberry

Oakley Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Oakley Popularity

Famous People Named Oakley

  • Oakley Maxwell HallAmerican novelist
  • Oakley "Tad" Hall IIIAmerican playwright
  • Berry Oakleybassist for and a founder of The Allman Brothers
  • Tyler OakleyAmerican LGBT rights activist and YouTuber

Oakley in Pop Culture

  • Oakleya character in the movie "Unrelated"
  • Oakleya sports clothing and accessories brand
  • Oakleycharacter from movie "Cold Mountain"

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