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Gender: Male Meaning of Foley: "plunderer" Origin of Foley: Irish

The name Foley is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "plunderer". Foley and is often added to lists like Cool Baby Names That Start With F and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF #8 (Irish family)".

From the experts:

There are many more appealing Irish surnames than Foley, and certainly more positive meanings. If Foley is a genuine family name, this would be all right in the middle.

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Famous People Named Foley

Foley (born Joseph McCreary, Jr.), American jazz bassist
David Scott "Dave" Foley, Canadian actor
Scott Kellerman Foley, American Actor

Pop Culture References for the name Foley

Tucker Foley, character in animated series "Danny Phantom"
Foley catheter, a medical device

Foley's International Variations

Foghlaidh (Gaelic)


soupmaven Says:


This could turn out to be a folly.

LostKid Says:


Actually, it's kinda cute. The meaning isn't great, but there's worse.