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

Foley Origin and Meaning

The name Foley is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "plunderer".

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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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.